Definition for SCAN-SO'RES

SCAN-SO'RES, n. [L. scando, to climb.]

An order of fowls whose external toe is directed backward like a thumb, by which they are enabled to cling to and climb upon trees. The whole of this order are not actually climbers; and there are climbing birds that do not belong to this order. The woodpeckers and parrots are an example of this order.

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