Definition of Oscines

1. Noun. Two names for the suborder of typical songbirds.




Definition of Oscines

1. n. pl. Singing birds; a group of the Passeres, having numerous syringeal muscles, conferring musical ability.

Definition of Oscines

1. oscine [n] - See also: oscine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscines

Oscan-speaking
Oscans
Oscar
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Oscar Hammerstein
Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Oscar Robertson
Oscar Wilde
Oscar bait
Oscar the Grouch
Oscars
Osci
Oscillatoria princeps
Oscillatoriaceae
Oscines
Osco-Umbrian
Osgood
Osh
Oshikwanyama
Oshindonga
Oshiwambo
Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
Osip Mandelstam
Osirian
Osiris
Osler
Osler's disease
Osler's sign
Osler-Vaquez disease

Literary usage of Oscines

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1. The Orbis Pictus of John Amos Comenius by Johann Amos Comenius, Charles William Bardeen (1887)
"... the Chaffinch, the Goldfinch, the Siskin, the Linnet, the little Titmouse, the Wood-wall, the Robin-red-breast, the Hedge-sparrow, &c. oscines. ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"SECTION A.-oscines. THE CROWS. FAMILY CORVID^E. AMONG the members of this family will be found some of the most perfect, if one may use such an expression ..."

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