Definition of scapular feather in English:

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scapular feather

noun

Ornithology
A feather covering the shoulder, growing above the region where the wing joins the body.
Example sentences
  • Focal knots were marked with a section of bright yellow or orange rubberized cloth, glued (with cyano-acrylate) to the back or scapular feathers.
  • Specimen MPEG no. 52755 also has a tiny whitish fringe on the outer web of two scapular feathers, and MPEG no. 52752 has a single albino crown feather.

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Syllabification: scap·u·lar feath·er

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