from The Century Dictionary.
- In ornithology, having the shanks scaly; having scutellate tarsi: distinguished from
plumiped. See cuts under scutellateand scutelliplantar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; -- said of certain birds.
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