Definition of Oscinine

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Oscines.



Definition of Oscinine

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Oscines, or songbirds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oscinine

1. oscine [adj] - See also: oscine

Medical Definition of Oscinine

1. Of or pertaining to the Oscines. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscinine

oscillographs
oscillography
oscillometer
oscillometers
oscillometric
oscillometry
oscillon
oscillons
oscillopsia
oscilloscope
oscilloscopes
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscine bird
oscinian
oscinine (current term)
oscitance
oscitances
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate
oscitated
oscitates
oscitating
oscitation
oscitations
oscula
osculant

Literary usage of Oscinine

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1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"... reproductions or mimicries of other oscinine groups have been developed. Some are similar in general appearance and habits to the Kinglets ..."

2. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1888)
"... are non-oscinine is entirely due to the researches of Forbes, who investigated their anatomical structure in 1882*. Forbes showed that the syrinx in ..."

3. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(swing back and forth ; vibrate ; fluctuate) 'esi- 1et. oscine adj. oscinine [also sprit ... (the song-birds) 'esi-niz. oscinine adj. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1914)
"... Coraciiformes with two carotid arteries, nude oil-gland, non-oscinine or ... wing-coverts sub-oscinine; lateral rectrices rudimentary or sixth pair ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... the third bears date 1904, and includes 1.5 of the remaining families of oscinine Passeres; the fourth, published in July of the present year, ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1894)
"The present volume seems to be entirely oscinine, and Mr. Nehrung may have to put on his thinking-cap if he is to bring the rest of the Passerines and all ..."

7. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"... doubtfully placed here, possesses vocal organs abnormal for an oscinine bird.1 Graceful and tame, it frequents homesteads, stream-sides, and swamps, ..."

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