from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, the lower back part of the neck; the scruff of the neck, just below the nape. Illiger; Sundevall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The part of the neck nearest the back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology The posterior portion of the neck in birds.


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