Rasorial definition

rə-zôrē-əl, -sôr-
Characteristically scratching the ground for food. Used of birds.
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Characteristically scratching the ground for food, as a chicken does.
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Scratching the ground for food, as domestic fowl or other gallinaceous birds.
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Origin of rasorial

  • From Late Latin rāsor scraper from Latin rāsus past participle of rādere to scrape rēd- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Rasores, the obsolete taxonomic order of birds including chickens and other poultry.

    From Wiktionary