crossbill definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different finches associated with genus Loxia, having curved mandibles with slim guidelines that cross when the bill is closed.
    • any one of various finches for the genus Loxia, whoever costs crosses over at the tips; they have been professional feeders on conifer cones.
    • A bird of the genus Loxia, allied into the finches. Their particular mandibles are strongly curved and get across one another; the crossbeak.
    • A bird for which each mandible of the bill is laterally deflected, so your recommendations of two mandibles cross both once the beak is shut.
    • finch with a bill whose recommendations cross when closed
  • adjective:
    • view into the Vocabulary.
  • others:
    • A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, from the plaintiff, respecting the problem in question for the reason that fit.

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