Thoughts on C&B2

To: "Ian Fraser" <>
Subject: Thoughts on C&B2
From: "David Rosalky" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:54:24 +1100
I don't know why I am venturing into this etymological mine-field, but here goes:
The Oxford English Dictionary (which, however quaint it may be, I still use as an authority) uses only "cirrho-" for the prefix deriving from the Greek for orange or yellow, and "cirro-" (annotated "Erroneouly 'cirrho-'") relating to "cirrus" derived from the Latin for a curl-like tuft or fringe, as in the cloud form.
So there you are.  Relevance to birds?  They fly through cirrus clouds.
David R
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