pensile

[pen-sahyl, -sil]
adjective
1.
hanging, as the nests of certain birds.
2.
building a hanging nest.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin pēnsilis hanging down, equivalent to pēns(us) past participle of pendēre to hang (equivalent to pend- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s) + -ilis -ile

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pensile (ˈpɛnsaɪl)
 
adj
ornithol designating or building a hanging nest: pensile birds
 
[C17: from Latin pensilis hanging down, from pendēre to hang]
 
pensility
 
n
 
'pensileness
 
n

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Nests are typically pensile, often suspended from a few thin branches.
Nest globular or elongated, usually pensile but may be placed on limb.
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