Definition of Crissal

1. a. Pertaining to the crissum; as, crissal feathers.



Definition of Crissal

1. Adjective. Relating to the crissum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crissal

1. crissum [adj] - See also: crissum

Crissal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crissal

crispier
crispiest
crispily
crispiness
crispinesses
crisping
crispins
crisply
crispness
crispnesses
crisps
crispy
criss-cross
criss-cross applesauce
crissa
crissal (current term)
crisscross
crisscross-row
crisscross-rows
crisscross heart
crisscrossed
crisscrosses
crisscrossing
crissum
crista
crista ampullaris
crista arcuata cartilaginis arytenoideae
crista basilaris ductus cochlearis
crista buccinatoria
crista capitis costae

Literary usage of Crissal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... of the Cactus Wren—The crissal Thrasher's Nest— Western Red-Tailed Hawk—The Red-Shafted Flicker—Nests in the Giant Cactus—The Crows at the Papago Tanks, ..."

2. Birds of the Colorado Valley: A Repository of Scientific and Popular by Elliott Coues (1878)
"It will be observed that the range is a little more extended than that of LeConte's, Bendire's, or Palmer's Thrasher, with all three of which the crissal ..."

3. Western Birds by Harriet Williams Myers (1922)
"crissal Thrasher: Toxostoma ... southern Nevada and Utah to Lower California, and from southeastern California to western Texas, is the crissal Thrasher. ..."

4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"crissal THRASHER. Adults. — Bill long, sharply curved ; upper parts dark grayish brown; wings without bars; tail faintly tipped with rufous ; throat and ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"On another hunt shortly before leaving Tucson, I found nests and eggs of two more thrushes peculiar to this border fauna, viz: the crissal thrush. ..."

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