insessorial

insessorial

[in-suh-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-]
adjective
1.
adapted for perching, as a bird's foot.
2.
habitually perching, as a bird.
3.
of or pertaining to birds that perch.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Insessor(es) the perching birds (Latin: perchers, equivalent to insed-, variant stem of insīdere to settle on (in- in-2 + sīdere to sit down) + -tōrēs, plural of -tor -tor) + -ial

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insessorial (ˌɪnsɛˈsɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  (of feet or claws) adapted for perching
2.  (of birds) having insessorial feet
 
[C19: from New Latin Insessōrēs birds that perch, from Latin: perchers, from insidēre to sit upon, from sedēre to sit]

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