Definition of Rasorial

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, partridge, quail, and the like.



Definition of Rasorial

1. Adjective. Scratching the ground for food, as domestic fowl or other gallinaceous birds. ¹

2. Adjective. (ornithology historical) Pertaining to the now obsolete order ''Rasores''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rasorial

1. habitually scratching the ground for food [adj]

Medical Definition of Rasorial

1. Of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, patridge, and the like. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Rasorial Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Rasorial Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rasorial

rashies
rashing
rashlike
rashling
rashlings
rashly
rashness
rashnesses
rashy
rasing
raskolnik
raslakite
rasorable
rasores
rasorial (current term)
rasorite
rasour
rasours
rasp fern
raspatoria
raspatories
raspatorium
raspatory
raspberried
raspberries
raspberry
raspberry bush
raspberry ripple

Literary usage of Rasorial

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

1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"notched, so as closely to resemble that of the pigeon family, which, in the rasorial circle, appears to represent the great order of Waders. ..."

2. The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology by James Samuelson, William Crookes (1882)
"animals capable of domestication belong to their so-called " rasorial type. ... This is the grand characteristic of all rasorial types among the more ..."

3. The Journal of Science by Calcutta Asiatic Society (1882)
"animals capable of domestication belong to their so-called " rasorial type. ... This is the grand characteristic of all rasorial types among the more ..."

4. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914) (1863)
"It is probable that Tetraonidae stand first among the rasorial birds, as the most complete development of the type ; Cracidae, with their arboreal habits, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Rasorial

Search for Rasorial on Dictionary.com!Search for Rasorial on Thesaurus.com!Search for Rasorial on Google!Search for Rasorial on Wikipedia!

Search