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axillar

[ak-suh-ler] /ˈæk sə lər/
noun, Ornithology
1.
an axillary feather.
Origin of axillar
1535-1545
1535-45; axill(a) + -ar1
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  • Any doubt arising as to which species a specimen may belong can easily be settled by an examination of the axillar plumes.

  • The scales are large, with a long dorsal bract, and fall from the axillar spindle of the cone in the spring of the second year.

    Woodland Gleanings Charles Tilt

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