from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ornithology, pair-toed; zygodacty1, as a woodpecker or cuckoo. See cut under pair-toed.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having two toes in front and two behind, as the trogons and woodpeckers.

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

  • adjective dated Having two toes in front and two behind, as the trogons and woodpeckers do.


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  • A trogon was the next, a thickly-feathered soft-looking bird, yoke-toed like a cuckoo, and bearing great resemblance in shape to the nightjar of the English woods, but wonderfully different in plumage; for, whereas the latter is of a soft blending of greys and browns, like the wings of some woodland moths, this trogon's back was of a cinnamon brown, and its breast of a light rosy-scarlet blending off into white crossed with fine dark-pencilled stripes.

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