Suboscine definition

səbäsin, səbäsīn
Of or having to do with any passerine bird that is not in the suborder of the oscines.
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Any such bird characterized by a vocal organ that is less developed than that of an oscine.
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Of or pertaining to the passerine birds of the suborder Tyranni, including the broadbill, asities, pittas, antbirds and others.
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One of the birds in the above suborder.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
suboscine
Plural:
suboscines

Origin of suboscine

  • From sub- +"Ž oscine

    From Wiktionary