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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having unfeathered nostrils, as certain birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having naked nostrils: having the nostrils un-feathered: an epithet of sundry birds, especially of certain jays and auks, which are distinguished by this circumstance in their respective families, in which the nostrils are usually feathered.

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