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Meaning of "passerine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PASSERINE

From Latin passer sparrow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PASSERINE

passerine  [ˈpæsəˌraɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PASSERINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Passerine can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PASSERINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

passerine

Passerine

A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than half of all bird species. A notable feature of passerines is the arrangement of their toes which facilitates perching. Sometimes known as perching birds or, less accurately, as songbirds, the passerines form one of the most diverse terrestrial vertebrate orders, with over 5,000 identified species. It has roughly twice as many species as the largest of the mammal orders, the Rodentia. It contains more than 110 families, the second most of any order of Tetrapods. The names "passerines" and "Passeriformes" are derived from Passer domesticus, the scientific name of the eponymous species and ultimately from the Latin term passer for Passer sparrows and similar small birds.

Definition of passerine in the English dictionary

The definition of passerine in the dictionary is of, relating to, or belonging to the Passeriformes, an order of birds characterized by the perching habit: includes the larks, finches, crows, thrushes, starlings, etc. Other definition of passerine is any bird belonging to the order Passeriformes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PASSERINE


acarine
ˈækəˌraɪn
anserine
ˈænsəˌraɪn
atherine
ˈæθəˌraɪn
azurine
ˈæzjʊəˌraɪn
catarrhine
ˈkætəˌraɪn
estuarine
ˈɛstjʊəˌraɪn
extrauterine
ˌɛkstrəˈjuːtəˌraɪn
monorhine
ˈmɒnəˌraɪn
nonpasserine
ˌnɒnˈpæsəˌraɪn
otarine
ˈəʊtəˌraɪn
piperine
ˈpɪpəˌraɪn
pulverine
ˈpʌlvəˌraɪn
riverine
ˈrɪvəˌraɪn
saccharine
ˈsækəˌraɪn
tichorrhine
ˈtaɪkəˌraɪn
Turnverein
ˈtɜːnvəˌraɪn
uterine
ˈjuːtəˌraɪn
viperine
ˈvaɪpəˌraɪn
vomerine
ˈvəʊməˌraɪn
vulturine
ˈvʌltʃəˌraɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PASSERINE

passenger car
passenger cell
passenger coach
passenger door
passenger enquiries
passenger ferry
passenger jet
passenger list
passenger mile
passenger pigeon
passenger seat
passenger ship
passenger side
passenger station
passenger traffic
passenger train
passepied
passer
passer-by
passers-by

WORDS THAT END LIKE PASSERINE

algerine
bebeerine
berberine
cadaverine
Catherine
cycloserine
eserine
ferine
glycerine
intrauterine
Katherine
marine
nerine
nitroglycerine
papaverine
pelerine
phosphatidylserine
serine
speakerine
tangerine
wolverine

Synonyms and antonyms of passerine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «passerine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PASSERINE

Find out the translation of passerine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of passerine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «passerine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

雀形目
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paseriforme
570 millions of speakers

English

passerine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गौरैया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجواثم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воробьиных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

passeriforme
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চড়াই-জাতীয় পক্ষিবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

passereau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Passerine
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sperlings
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スズメ目の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연작
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Passerine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim tước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேஸ்ஸரின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पादचारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

passerine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

passeraceo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

passerine
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горобиних
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vrabie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στρουθιόμορφων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

passerine
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

passerinefågel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

passerine
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of passerine

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PASSERINE»

The term «passerine» is normally little used and occupies the 114.452 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PASSERINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «passerine» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «passerine» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about passerine

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PASSERINE»

Discover the use of passerine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to passerine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Passerine Migration: Stopovers and Flight
Most birds cannot cover the distance between their breeding and winter quarters in one hop.
Nikita Chernetsov, 2012
2
Population biology of passerine birds: an integrated approach
Population Biology of Passerine Birds is an up-to-date synthesis of the most recent developments in its field, especially in the framework of modern life history theories.
Jacques Blondel, 1990
3
This nest, swift passerine: a poem
Poetry. One of the most acclaimed new poets in America entwines found and original texts, creating literal form--this book--out of sheer metaphor.
Dan Beachy-Quick, 2009
4
The Sequence of Plumages and Moults of the Passerine Birds ...
It is to this theory, so far as it concerns Passerine species, that I now invite attention. In view of the endless complexity of birds' plumages and the wide diversity in the manner of their acquisition demonstrable even among a few Passerine ...
Jonathan Dwight, 1900
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Predicting effects of an electric generating station on ...
PREDICTIONS OF FREQUENCY CHANGES FOR FOUR PASSERINE SPECIES BASED ON AN INCREASE IN WATER LEVELS IN THE MARSH SECTION 6 DISCUSSION The study of the distributions and abundances. Predicted frequency ...
Michael John Jaeger, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Institute for Environmental Studies, Environmental Research Laboratory (Duluth, Minn.), 1980
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The Origin and Evolution of Birds
As for the fossil record of passerines, what little there is provides scant information, and the lack of evidence on the passerine radiation is certainly one of the great voids in avian paleontology. Walter Boles of the Australian Museum in Sydney ...
Alan Feduccia, 1999
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Habitat characteristics of some passerine birds in western ...
This work integrates many years of observation and study over much of Alaska by Dr. Brina Kessel, the final phase of which was an intensive two years of data collection in the upper basin of the Susitna River, central Alaska--data that ...
Brina Kessel, 1998
8
A Companion to The Crying of Lot 49
HP151.21, H183.1, B137.27 “Loren Passerine” Watson's suggestion that we can link Passerine's name to “the passerine ground- dove” (69) is legitimate enough, even though his claim that the bird belongs to the Passeriforme order is ...
J. Kerry Grant, 2011
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Meaning without Truth
So, for instance, shifting to English for the sake of pedagogical clarity, it may be wondered whether any context of use for (1), repeated and renumbered here, (10 ) alas, Passerine will cry is inevitably a context of use for, say, (11) alas it is not ...
Stefano Predelli, 2013
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Bird Nests and Construction Behaviour
Museum Collection Nest Survey Passerine family Number of genera Passerine family Number of genera Total Surveyed Total Surveyed The nest survey covered the 32 families of passerine birds listed. The study was conducted at the level of ...
Mike Hansell, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PASSERINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term passerine is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Asheville music club scene this week
Friday. 185 King: Passerine, $6.84 member, $12.18 nonmember, 185 King St., Brevard, 828-505-9824 or www.185kingst.com. 5 Walnut Wine ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
2
Caw Me, Crows on Nantucket
Nantucket and most of the U.S. is home to the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) which is a large passerine bird species of the family ... «Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Jul 15»
3
Bird photography 'involves joy, risks'
Speaking on some bird species, Al-Ghazwani said: “Some are migrant birds such as merops, bee-eaters, kingfishers, passerine and many ... «Arab News, Jul 15»
4
This Saturday in live music: WMNF Americana Fest, Sword …
WMNF Americana Fest with wWaylon, Mekenzie Jackson, Wax Wings, Will Quinlan and The Holy Slow Train, Passerine, Bloody Jug Band, One ... «Creative Loafing Tampa, Jul 15»
5
Edgewater, 4 Passerine Close - $599000
NEAR the Lake Joondalup foreshore and every possible convenience, such as schools, hospitals and shops, is this family home on a ... «Community Newspaper Group, Jul 15»
6
Devil in disguise
It has been shown that female Cuckoo Finch, a brood parasite of other passerine species, has evolved to be almost indistinguishable from ... «Bird Watch, Jul 15»
7
Jenny Kendler Translates Confessions into Birdsong
... the space forces visitors to look up and encounter a series of Mylayne's photographs, covering the whole ceiling, with an azure sky and a small passerine bird. «ArtSlant, Jul 15»
8
Caged and Voiceless
The variety in the offering is enormous; from parakeets like Budgerigars, Fischer's love bird and Cockatiels to small passerine birds (from ... «Kashmir Life, Jul 15»
9
Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of July 13-19
... play Americana Fest on Saturday at Skipper's Smokehouse, including Will Quinlan and Holy Slow Train, Passerine and Big Shoals ($12-$15) ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
10
Noisy, grabby blue jay sounds first alarm
The blue jay is a passerine, belonging to the order Passeriformes, which makes up more than half of all living birds. Passeriformes have feet ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Passerine [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/passerine>. Feb 2021 ».
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