ornithological ornithological  /ˌɔr nɪ θə ˈlɔ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to ornithology

Usage(s):

  1. For the adult reader with a strong stomach, the scandalous and scurvy parts are worth reading more than the ornithological thimbleriggery.
  2. It was an ornithological curiosity from Siam, a rufous-necked hornbill which had escaped from a Manhattan pet shop.
  3. The former Princess has quit her job as an ornithological researcher to practice her cooking and learn to drive before becoming a housewife.

News

  • Library installs new permanent exhibit on Victorian fashions

    There are a lot of stuffed birds in the Cazenovia Public Library Museum collection. And while it was a popular hobby to have such an ornithological display in one’s home in the late 19th century, in Victorian times birds served another social function as well — fashion. Museum educators at the library recently decided to blend this Victorian-era interest in science and love of fashion into a new ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Cazenovia Republican

Quotes

  1. Mr Oddie said: "Fair Isle is one of my favourite birding locations. I first went as a schoolboy, a visit to my ornithological Mecca - I've been back many times and seen some cracking rare birds. I encourage everyone to donate generously and help...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Bill Oddie Source: Shetland Marine News

  2. "Plum Island, Joppa Flats and Plum Island breakwater seem to attract more than their share of rare species," Carson wrote, "and the hope of surprising an ornithological rarity gives zest to often repeated visits."
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Rachel Carson Source: The Daily News of Newburyport

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