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  • adj. Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having the beak broad and deeply cleft, as a swallow, swift, or goatsucker; specifically, of or pertaining to the Fissirostres. This group has been abolished, but fissirostral is retained as a convenient descriptive epithet.

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