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insessorial

[in-suh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /ˌɪn səˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/
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
1830-1840
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/
adjective
1.
(of feet or claws) adapted for perching
2.
(of birds) having insessorial feet
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Insessōrēs birds that perch, from Latin: perchers, from insidēre to sit upon, from sedēre to sit
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