Oscine meaning

ŏsīn
Any of various passerine birds of the suborder Passeri (formerly Oscines); a songbird.
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Designating or of the major suborder (Oscines) of passerine birds characterized by a highly developed syrinx, including most common perching birds.
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A bird of this suborder.
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Pertaining to songbirds.
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Origin of oscine

  • From New Latin Oscinēs former suborder name from Latin oscinēs pl. of oscen bird used in augury kan- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition