Animal adjectives (avian, canine, cygnine, etc.)

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  • acarine = mite, tick
  • accipitrine = bird: hawk, falcon, or bird of prey
  • accipitrine = falcon
  • accipitrine = hawk
  • accipitrine, falconine = hawk
  • acipenserine = sturgeon
  • acrine = frog
  • actinine = sandpiper
  • aedine = mosquito
  • aedine = mosquito (genus aëdes)
  • aedine, anopheline = mosquito
  • aegypine = vulture
  • alaudine
  • alaudine = bird: skylark
  • alaudine = skylark
  • alcelaphine = antelope
  • alcelaphine = wildebeest
  • alcelaphine = wildebeest/antelope
  • alcelaphine, bubaline, antilopine = antelope
  • alcidine = bird: auk, puffin, or murre
  • alcidine = puffin
  • alcine
  • alectoridine
  • alectorine = crane
  • alectorine, phasianine = pheasant
  • alopine = arctic fox
  • anatine
  • anatine = duck, mallard
  • anatine = mallard
  • anatine, fuliguline = duck
  • anguilline = snake
  • anguine = [adj] of or like a snake
  • anguine = snake
  • anguine = snakes
  • anopheline
  • anopheline = mosquito (genus anopheles)
  • anserine = [adj] of or like a goose.
  • anserine = goose
  • antelopine
  • antilopine = antelope
  • apian = bee
  • apian = bees
  • apiarian = bee
  • aquiline = [adj] like an eagle; (of a nose) hooked
  • aquiline = eagle
  • aquline = eagle
  • arctian = moth
  • arietine = ram
  • asinine = ass
  • asinine = donkey
  • aspine = asp
  • aspine = snake, asp
  • atherine = smelt
  • avian, avine = birds
  • avine
  • basilicine = basilisk lizard
  • batrachian = toad
  • binsontine
  • bisontine = bison
  • bobovine = gaur
  • bombycine
  • bombycine = silkworm
  • bosine = yak
  • bovine = Of, relating to, or affecting cattle, cows, oxen; OED: "Belonging to, or characteristic of, the ox tribe. Also elliptical = bovine animal."
    • rund, runderen, rundachtigen
  • bubaline
  • bubaline = antelope, buffalo, hartebeast
  • bubaline = buffalo
  • bubaline = buzzard
  • bufotenine = toad
  • buteonine = buzzard
  • buteonine = buzzards
  • buteonine, cathartine = buzzard
  • butine = hawk
  • caballine
  • caballine = horse
  • cameline = camel
  • cameline = camels
  • cancrine = crab
  • canine = [adj] of, relating to, or resembling a dog or dogs
  • canine = dog
  • canine = dogs
  • capreoline
  • capreoline = roebuck
  • caprine = [adj] of or resembling a goat (see hircine)
  • caprine = goat
  • caprine = goat (without connotation of smell; see also hircine)
  • caprine = ibex
  • caprine, hircine (smelly) = goat
  • castorine = beaver
  • cathartine = vulture, buzzard
  • cathartine = vultures
  • cavine = guinea pig
  • cebine = capuchin monkey
  • ceratorhine = rhinoceros
  • ceratorine = rhino
  • ceratorine = rhinoceros
  • cercopithecine = monkey
  • cercopithecine; simian = monkey
  • cervine = [adj] of or like a deer
  • cervine = deer
  • cervine = deer, elk, moose, stag
  • cervine = deer/elk/moose
  • cervine = elk
  • cervine = elk/moose
  • cervine = moose
  • cervine, elaphine = deer
  • cervine, elaphine = stag
  • charadrine = plover
  • charadrine = plover, snipe, woodcock
  • charadrine = plovers
  • charadrine = snipe
  • charadrine, scolopacine = woodcock
  • chelonian = tortoise, turtle
  • chelonian = turtle
  • chelonian turtle
  • chelonian, testudine = tortoise
  • ciconine
  • ciconine = stork
  • clathrine = primitive sponge
  • colubine = racer snake
  • colubrine
  • colubrine (garter, king) = snakes
  • colubrine = snake: gartersnake, king snake
  • columbine
  • columbine = dove
  • columbine = doves
  • coralline = coral
  • corvine
  • corvine = [adj] of or like a raven or crow, esp. in color
  • corvine = crow
  • corvine = crow, raven, jackdaw, jay, magpie
  • corvine = raven
  • coturnine = quail
  • cricetine = gerbil
  • cricetine = hamster
  • cricetine = hamster, gerbil
  • cricetine = hamster/gerbil
  • cricetine = hamsters
  • crocodilian = crocodile
  • crocodiline
  • crocodiline = crocodile
  • crotaline
  • crotaline = rattlesnake
  • cuculine = cuckoo
  • cuculine = cuckoos
  • culicine = mosquito (genus culex)
  • culicine = mosquitoes
  • cygnine
  • cygnine = swan
  • cyprine = carp
  • cypseline = swift
  • dacelonine
  • dacelonine = kingfisher
  • dasypine = armadillo
  • dasyproctine = agouti
  • dasyurine = dasyure
  • daysurine
  • delphine
  • delphine = dolphin
  • delphine = dolphins
  • didelphine
  • didelphine = opposum
  • didelphine = possum
  • didine = dodo
  • didine = dodos
  • dinornithine = moa
  • draconine = dragon
  • elaphine = stag
  • elaphine = stag, deer
  • elapine = cobra
  • elapine = snake: cobra, coral snake, mamba
  • elapine = snakes
  • elephantine = [adj] of or like an elephant
  • elephantine = elephant
  • emberizine = bird: bunting, sparrow
  • emberizine, pyrrhuloxine = bunting
  • equine = of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a horse; horses; Animals belonging to the family of Equidae.
    • Latin: Equidae
    • Dutch: paardachtigen[1]; fokpaard (breeding animal of the equine species)
  • eusuchian = alligator
  • eusuchian = alligator 02
  • eusuchien = alligators
  • falconine
  • falconine = falcon
  • falconine = falcon, hawk, kestrel
  • falconine = kestrel
  • feline = [adj] of, relating to, or affecting cats
    • Dutch: katachtigen
  • ferine = any wild animal
  • formicine = ant
  • formicine = ants
  • formicine, myrmecine = ant
  • fringilline
  • fringilline = finch
  • fulciline = coots
  • fulicine = coot
  • fuliguline
  • fuliguline = eider, sea duck
  • gadine = cod
  • galline = chicken
    • Dutch: kipachtigen (galline animals)
  • garruline = jay
  • garruline = jay or magpie
  • garruline = magpie
  • garruline = magpies, jays
  • gazelline
  • gazelline = gazelle
  • geochine = tortise
  • giraffine = giraffe
  • glirine = rodent
  • gruine = crane
  • halcyonine = kingfisher
  • helodine = gila monster
  • herpestine = meerkat
  • herpestine = mongoose
  • herpestine = mongooses
  • hippocampine = sea horse
  • hippocampine = seahorse
  • hippopatamine = hippopatmus
  • hippopotamine
  • hippopotamine = hippopotamus
  • hippotamine = hippopotamus
  • hippotigrine
  • hippotigrine = zebra
  • hircine =
    • goats
    • OED: Of, belonging to, or resembling a goat; spec. (a) having a goatish smell;  (b) lustful.
    • [adj] of or resembling a goat (see caprine)
    • goat (with connotation of smell; see also caprine
    • Dutch: geitachtigen (hircine animals)
  • hirudine
  • hirudine = leech
  • hirudine = swallow
  • hirundine
  • hirundine = martin
  • hirundine = swallow
  • hirundine = swallow, martin
  • homarine (lobsters)
  • homarine = lobster
  • hominine
  • hominine = human
  • hyenine
  • hyenine = hyena
  • hylobatine
  • hylobatine = gibbon
  • hyracine = hyrax
  • hystericine = porcupine
  • hystricine = porcupine
  • hystricine = porcupines
  • ibidine
  • ibidine = ibis
  • icterine = bird: blackbird, oriole, meadowlark
  • icterine = blackbird
  • icterine = meadowlark
  • icterine = oriole
  • isodine = bandicoot
  • kobine = waterbuck
  • lacertian, lacertine = lizard
  • lacertilian = lizard
  • lacertilian, saurian = lizard
  • lacertine
  • lapine (see: leporine[2]) =
    • hare
    • rabbit
    • Dutch: haasachtig/haasachtigen; konijnachtig/konijnachtigen
  • laridine = gull
  • larine
  • larine = gull
  • larine = seagull
  • lemurine
  • lemurine = lemur
  • leonine = [adj] of or resembling a lion
  • leonine = linon
  • leonine = lion
  • leporine =
    • OED: Pertaining to a hare or hares; of the nature or form of a hare; lagomorphic.
    • [adj] of or resembling a hare or hares
    • hare
    • rabbit(s)
    • Dutch: haasachtig/haasachtigen; konijnachtig/konijnachtigen
  • limacine = slug
  • lumbricine
  • lumbricine = earthworm
  • lumbricine = worm
  • lupine = [adj] of or relating to a wolf or wolves; fierce or ravenous
  • lupine = wolf
  • lutrine
  • lutrine = otter
  • lyncean = lynx
  • lyncine
  • lyncine = lynx
  • macropine = kangaroo
  • macropine = kangaroos
  • macropodine
  • macropodine = kangaroo
  • macropodine = kangaroo, wallaby
  • manatine
  • manatine = manatee
  • martine = sable
  • megacerine = megaceros
  • megacerotine = megaceros
  • megapterine
  • megapterine = humpback whale
  • megatherine = giant ground sloth
  • meleagrine = turkey
  • meleagrine = turkeys
  • meline = badger
  • mephitine = skunk
  • mephitine = skunks
  • microtine = lemming
  • microtine = lemming, vole
  • microtine = vole
  • milvine
  • milvine = kite
  • mimine = mockingbird
  • monadine = monad, flagellated protozoan
  • moschine
  • moschine = musk deer
  • murine =
    • Origin: Early 17th century: from Latin murinus, from mus, mur- 'mouse'.
    • OED: Of, resembling, characteristic of, or derived from a mouse or mice; mouse-like; (Zoology) of or relating to members of the subfamily Murinae or (formerly) the family Muridae, comprising Old World mice and rats.
    • Oxforddictionaries.com: Relating to or affecting mice or related rodents.
    • [adj] of, relating to, or affecting mice or related rodents/mice/rats
    • Dutch: muisachting/muisachtingen; muizen-; ratten-
  • muscicapine = bird: flycatcher
  • muscicapine = birds
  • mustelid =
    • GEMET: A large, diverse family of low-slung, long-bodied carnivorous mammals including minks, weasels, and badgers; distinguished by having only one molar in each upper jaw, and two at the most in the lower jaw.
    • Dutch: marterachtigen[1]
  • musteline (see: mustelid) =
    • Oxforddictionaries.com:
      • ADJECTIVE: Of or like a weasel; ( Zoology ) of, belonging to, or characteristic of the weasel family Mustelidae or the subfamily Mustelinae.
      • NOUN: Zoology. A mustelid; (now usually) specifically a member of the subfamily Mustelinae, which includes weasels, martens, and polecats.
    • Dutch: marterachtigen
  • musteline = badger
  • musteline = ermine
  • musteline = ermine (or stoat), ferret, badger, martin, mink, otter, polecat, skunk, weasel
  • musteline = ferret
  • musteline = marten
  • musteline = mink
  • musteline = polecat
  • musteline = skunk
  • musteline = stoat
  • musteline = weasel
  • myoxine = dormouse
  • myrmecine = ant
  • myrmecophagine = anteater
  • nestorine
  • nestorine = kaka or kea
  • noctilionine = bat
  • noctilionine = bats
  • octopine = octopus
  • odobenine = walrus
  • oniscine = songbird
  • ophidian = snake
  • ophidian = snakes
  • orcine = killer whale
  • orcine = orca/killer whale
  • orygine = oryx
  • oscine
  • oscine (song) = birds
  • oscine = bird: songbird; also, bird song
  • oscine = songbird
  • ostracine = oyster
  • ostracine = oysters
  • otariine = sea lion
  • otarine = sea lion
  • otarine = sea lion, seal
  • ovibovine
  • ovibovine = musk ox
  • ovine =
    • [adj] of or resembling sheep
    • GEMET: Horned ruminant mammals raised in many breeds for wool, edible flesh, or skin.[2]
    • Dutch: schaapachtigen
  • pandionine = osprey
  • panorpine = scorpion fly
  • pantherine
  • pantherine = panther
  • paradoxurine = palm-cat, palm-civet
  • pardine
  • pardine = leopard
  • parine = tit, titmouse
  • passerine
  • passerine (perching) = birds
  • passerine = songbird
  • passerine = sparrow
  • passerine = sparrow / perching bird
  • patelline = limpet
  • pavonine = [adj] of or like a peacock
  • pavonine = peacock
  • pediculine = louse
  • penduline = bird: titmouse
  • penduline = birds
  • penduline = mouse
  • percesocine = barracuda
  • percine = perch
  • perdicine = partridge
  • petaurine = flying squirrel
  • phalacrocoracine = cormorant
  • phalangine = phalanger
  • phascolomian = wombat
  • phasianine
  • phasianine = pheasant
  • philomelian = nightingale
  • phocaenine
  • phocaenine = porpoise
  • phocine
  • phocine = seal
  • phocine = seals
  • phocine, otarine = seal
  • picine = woodpecker
  • picine = woodpeckers
  • pieridine = butterfly
  • pieridine, pierine = butterfly
  • pierine = butterfly
  • piscine =
    • OED: Of or relating to fishes; of the nature of or characteristic of a fish or fishes.
    • [adj] of or concerning fish.
    • Dutch: visachtigen
  • pongine = orangutan
  • porcine, suilline =
    • of or affecting or resembling a pig; animal of the ungulate species of Sus scrofa
    • Dutch: varkenachtigen; varken(s)
  • porcupine: hystricine
  • proboscine = elephant
  • procynocine = raccoon
  • procyonine
  • procyonine = raccoon
  • psittacine = macaw
  • psittacine = parrot
  • psittacine = parrot, parakeet, macaw
  • psittacine = parrots
  • pteropine
  • pteropine = flying fox
  • pteropine = flying fox, bat
  • pteropine, noctilionine = bat
  • pulicine = flea
  • pullastrine = pigeon
  • pyrrhuline = bullfinch
  • pyrrhuloxine = bunting, cardinal
  • pyrrhuloxine = cardinal
  • pythonine = python
  • ralline
  • ralline = rail
  • rangiferine = caribou, reindeer
  • rangiferine = reindeer
  • ranine = frog
  • ranine = frogs
  • reptile: reptilian
  • reptilian = reptile
  • reptilian = reptile, snake
  • reptilian = snakes
  • reptilian, serpentine = reptile
  • rhinerocerine = rhinoceros
  • rhinocerine = rhinoceros
  • rhombomine = gerbil
  • rucervine
  • rucervine = indian swamp deer
  • rupicaprine
  • rupicaprine = chamois
  • sabelline
  • sabelline = sable
  • salamandrine
  • salamandrine = salamander
  • sarcophine = tasmanian devil
  • saurian = lizard (suborder sauria includes lizards; in older classifications, it also included crocodiles and dinosaurs)
  • sciurine
  • sciurine = squirrel
  • scolopacine = snipe, woodcock
  • scolopendrine = centipede
  • serpentine = serpent
  • serpentine = serpent, reptile, snake
  • serpentine = snake
  • serpentine = snakes
  • simian = ape
  • simian = monkey
  • simian; cercopithecine = monkey
  • sittine = nuthatch
  • soricine
  • soricine = shrew
  • sphingine = hawkmoth, sphinx
  • sphinxine = sphinx
  • strigine = owl
  • strigine = screech owls
  • struthionine = ostrich, emu, rhea
  • strutious = ostrich/emu/rhea
  • sturnine
  • sturnine = swallow, starling
  • suilline
  • suilline = hog
  • suilline = pig, hog
  • suine = swine
  • sylphine = sylph
  • sylvicoline = warbler
  • sylvine = cottontail
  • talpine
  • talpine = mole
  • tapirine
  • taurine
  • taurine = bull
  • taurine = bull, ox
  • taurine = bulls
  • taurine = ox/bull
  • termitine = termite
  • terrapine = turtle
  • testudine = tortoise
  • tetraonine
  • tetraonine = grouse
  • tigerine = tiger
  • tigrine
  • tigrine = tiger
  • tolypeutine
  • tolypeutine = armadillo
  • trigine = sandpiper
  • tringine
  • trochilidine = hummingbird
  • trochiline
  • trochiline = hummingbird
  • troglodytine = wren
  • turdine
  • turdine = bluebird
  • turdine = robin
  • turdine = thrush, bluebird, robin
  • ursine = bear
  • vaccine
  • vaccine = cow
  • varanine = monitor lizard
  • vermian = worm
  • vespine
  • vespine = hornet
  • vespine = hornet, wasp
  • vespine = hornet/wasp
  • vespine = wasp
  • viperine = snake, viper
  • viperine = snakes
  • viperine = viper
  • vituline
  • vituline = calf
  • viverrine
  • viverrine = civet
  • viverrine = civet, mongoose
  • viverrine = mongoose
  • viverrine, herpestine = mongoose
  • volucrine
  • volucrine = bird
  • volucrine = birds
  • vulpine =
    • [adj] of or relating to a fox; crafty; cunning
    • Longman: relating to ↑foxes, or similar to a fox
    • Dutch: vosachtig; vosachtigen; vos(sen)-
  • vulturine = [adj] of or like a vulture.
  • vulturine = vulture
  • zebrine
  • zebrine = zebra
  • zebrine, hippotigrine = zebra
  • zibeline = sable

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