rasorial


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ra·so·ri·al

 (rə-zôr′ē-əl, -sôr′-)
adj.
Characteristically scratching the ground for food. Used of birds.

[From Late Latin rāsor, scraper, from Latin rāsus, past participle of rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]

rasorial

(rəˈsɔːrɪəl)
adj
(Zoology) (of birds such as domestic poultry) adapted for scratching the ground for food
[C19: from New Latin Rasores such birds, from Latin rādere to scrape]

ra•so•ri•al

(rəˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-)

adj.
1. given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens.
2. adapted for scratching, as a bird's foot.
[1830–40; < New Latin Rasor(es) formerly an order of such birds, Late Latin rāsorēs, pl. of rāsor scratcher < Latin rādere to scrape, scratch]