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Webster 1913 Edition


Aves


A′ves

,
Noun.
pl.
[L., pl. of
avis
bird.]
(Zool.)
The class of Vertebrata that includes the birds.
Aves, or birds, have a complete double circulation, oviparous reproduction, front limbs peculiarly modified as wings; and they bear feathers. All existing birds have a horny beak, without teeth; but some Mesozoic fossil birds (Odontornithes) had conical teeth inserted in both jaws. The principal groups are:
Carinatæ
, including all existing flying birds;
Ratitæ
, including the ostrich and allies, the apteryx, and the extinct moas;
Odontornithes
, or fossil birds with teeth.
The ordinary birds are classified largely by the structure of the beak and feet, which are in direct relation to their habits. See
Beak
,
Bird
,
Odontonithes
.

Definition 2021


Aves

Aves

See also: aves

Translingual

Proper noun

Aves

  1. The birds
    1. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Vertebrata.
    2. A taxonomic subclass within the class Reptilia.[1]

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

References

  1. Ruggiero MA, Gordon DP, Orrell TM, Bailly N, Bourgoin T, Brusca RC, et al. (2015) A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119248. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119248. pmid:25923521

aves

aves

See also: Aves

Latin

Noun

avēs

  1. nominative plural of avis
  2. accusative plural of avis
  3. vocative plural of avis

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

aves f pl

  1. Plural of noun ave.

Spanish

Noun

aves f pl

  1. plural of ave