recurvirostral love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a recurved bill, as an avoset; belonging to the genus Recurvirostra; pertaining to a recurviroster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the beak bent upwards.


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  • Having the rostrum bent upwards: said of the beak of a bird (e.g., an avocet) or the siphonal canal of a snail.

    February 4, 2008

  • What a delightfully specific word! Kind of like retromingent.

    February 4, 2008