Pensile definition

pĕnsīl
Hanging loosely; suspended.

An oriole's pensile nest.

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Having or building a hanging nest. Used of birds.
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Hanging.
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Having or building a hanging nest.
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Origin of pensile

  • Latin pēnsilis from pēnsus past participle of pendēre to hang (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From classical Latin pensilis, from the past participle stem of pendere (“to hang").

    From Wiktionary