• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crissal Having highly colored under tail coverts; as, the crissal thrasher.
    • Crissal Pertaining to the crissum; as, crissal feathers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crissal In ornithology: Having the under tail-coverts conspicuous in color: as, the crissal thrush.
    • crissal Of or pertaining to the crissum: as, the crissal region; a crissal feather.
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Cottonwood-laced stretches of the San Pedro River are a bird-watcher's Xanadu, home to blue grosbeaks and green kingfishers, Western tanagers and crissal thrashers.