from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to birds. Thomas, Med. Dict.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a bird or to birds.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a bird or to birds.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word avicular.


  • Today, the figures of the avicular plan were published and the figure was not 60 but 73 million eggs produced in a month of 28 days


  • Not until I reached my room in Manitou could I fix the bird's place in the avicular system.

    Birds of the Rockies 1896

  • Might these hilltop eremites have committed some crime or some breach of decorum that effected their banishment from respectable avicular society?

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • Just as the movements of the human lips have much to do with the modifications of the human voice, so the opening and closing of the bird's mandibles exercise a modifying influence upon avicular tones.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • The little bird known as the brown creeper belongs to a different avicular family entirely, but in one respect he is like the black-and-white warbler -- that is, he scales the trunks and branches of the trees.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • The wings are highly specialized members of the avicular organism, and hence differ in many important respects from the fore or pectoral limbs of the mammals.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • Even in this day of scientific research and astuteness, it must not be supposed that everything about the mechanics of avicular flight is understood.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • The systematists have placed them in this niche of the avicular scheme, not only because they are able to perch like other passeres on twigs and small branches, but also because they have the foot of the true perching bird, with three toes in front and one, well developed, in the rear.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.