penduline definition

  • noun:
    • A European titmouse noted for its elegant pendulous purse-like nest, made from the down of willow woods and lined with feathers.
    • A European titmouse (Parus pendulinus, syn. Ægithalus pendulinus). It's mentioned for its elegant pendulous purselike nest, made from the down of willow trees and lined with feathers.
    • A titmouse of the genus Ægithalus (or Pendulinus).
  • others:
    • Building a pendulous or pensile nest: as, the penduline titmouse, Ægithalus pendulinus.
    • Pendulous or pensile, as a bird's nest.

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