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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pas·ser·ine /ˈpæsəˌraɪn/
 (a.)燕雀類的,象麻雀的燕雀類的鳥

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pas·ser·ine a.  Zool. Of or pertaining to the Passeres.
    The columbine, gallinaceous, and passerine tribes people the fruit trees.   --Sydney Smith.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pas·ser·ine, n. Zool. One of the Passeres.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 passerine
      adj : relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds [ant:
             nonpasserine]
      n : perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with
          feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the
          perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless [syn:
          passeriform bird]