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(adjective) Referring to birds or being characteristic of birds, such as bird-related behavior or physical attributes. Avian is a scientific term often used by ornithologists when describing their research or findings on characteristics that do not pertain to a single bird species.

(noun) Synonym for a bird or bird-like flying creature, often used in science fiction or fantasy writing to refer to creatures that resemble birds. The term “avian friends” is often used as a direct synonym for backyard or wild birds.

Pronunciation: aaa-VEE-in
Also Known As: Bird-like, Bird
Common Misspellings: Avien
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