Definition of Oscine

1. Noun. Passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the songbirds.
Partainyms: Oscine Bird

Definition of Oscine

1. a. Relating to the Oscines.

Definition of Oscine

1. Adjective. Pertaining to songbirds ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oscine

1. any of a family of songbirds [n -S] : OSCININE [adj]

Medical Definition of Oscine

1. Singing birds; a group of the Passeres, having numerous syringeal muscles, conferring musical ability. Origin: L. Oscen, -inis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscine

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oscillographic
oscillographies
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oscillons
oscillopsia
oscilloscope
oscilloscopes
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oscine (current term)
oscine bird
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Literary usage of Oscine

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1. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1884)
"CROSS-BILL, a genus of oscine passerine birds, of _ v vr the family ... CROW, an oscine passerine bird of the family v vr ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1893)
"The composition of oscine is ... prepared by heating oscine at 80-100° with an equal weight of water and a large excess of benzole anhydride, ..."

3. Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States: Including the by David Starr Jordan (1878)
"oscine tarsus—By ellipsis, tarsus as in oscine birds; i. «., its envelope undivided behind and forming a sharp ridge. Oviparous—Producing eggs which are ..."

4. Yearbook of Pharmacy edited by J. O. Braithwaite (1893)
"... be called oscine; the composition of oscine is C8 H]3 N 02, not C8 Hj5 X 0. ... C15 H17 N O4, prepared by heating oscine at 80-100° with an equal weight ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A family of oscine passerine birds, typified by tho genus ... 406-416) distributed the normal oscine passerine birds, the others being the typical or ..."

6. Birds of the Colorado Valley ...: Scientific and Popular Information by Elliott Coues (1878)
"This is the strongest character of the family in comparison with its oscine allies, and one perfectly distinctive, though some genera of Hirundines, ..."

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