A list of animal adjectives

Animal Adjectives List

Animal adjectives are terms such as bovine, meaning of, relating to, or resembling a cow. As an example one may use the term "the dancer moved with feline grace" which means the dancer moved as gracefully as a cat. The I-N-E adjective suffix traces back to Greek and Latin.

Listed below in the following table is a collection of adjectives relating to a variety of animals

Animal Adjectives

Animal Name Animal Adjective
alligatoreusuchian
antformicine, myrmecine
anteatermyrmecophagine
antelopealcelaphine, bubaline, antilopine
apesimian
armadillotolypeutine
assasinine
badgermusteline
barracudapercesocine
batpteropine, noctilionine
bearursine
beeapiarian
birdavian, muscicapine, oscine (song)
passerine (perching), penduline, volucrine
bisonbisontine
buffalobubaline
bulltaurine
butterflypieridine, pierine
calfvituline
camelcameline
catfeline
chamoisrupicaprine
chicken galline
civetviverrine
cobraelapine
coralcoralline
cowbovine
crabcancrine
crocodilecrocodilian
deercervine, elaphine
dododidine
dogcanine
dolphindelphine
dormousemyoxine
dragondraconine
earthwormlumbricine
elephantelephantine
elkcervine
erminemusteline
ferretmusteline
fishpiscine
fleapulicine
flying foxpteropine
foxvulpine
frogranine
gazellegazelline
gerbilcricetine
gibbonhylobatine
giraffegiraffine
goatcaprine, hircine (smelly)
hamstercricetine
hareleporine
hippopotamushippopotamine
hogsuilline
hornetvespine
horseequine
humanhominine
hyenahyenine
kangaroomacropodine
leechhirudine
lemmingmicrotine
lemurlemurine
leopardpardine
limpetpatelline
lionleonine
lizardlacertilian, saurian
lobsterhomarine
lousepediculine
manateemanatine
martenmusteline
minkmusteline
miteacarine
moletalpine
mongooseviverrine, herpestine
moosecervine
mosquitoaedine, anopheline
motharctian
mousemurine
octopusoctopine
opposumdidelphine
oryxorygine
otterlutrine
oxbovine
oysterostracine
pantherpantherine
pigporcine, suilline
polecatmusteline
porcupinehystricine
porpoisephocaenine
pythonpythonine
rabbitlapine
raccoonprocyonine
ramarietine
ratmurine
rattlesnakecrotaline
reptilereptilian, serpentine
reindeerrangiferine
rhinocerosceratorhine
rodentglirine
roebuckcapreoline
sablezibeline
salamandersalamandrine
sea horsehippocampine
sea lionotarine
sealphocine, otarine
serpentserpentine
sheepovine
shrewsoricine
silkwormbombycine
skunkmusteline
sluglimacine
smeltatherine
snakeanguine, elapine, colubrine (garter,king)
ophidian, reptilian, serpentine, viperine
squirrelsciurine
stagcervine, elaphine
stoatmusteline
sturgeonacipenserine
termitetermitine
tickacarine
tigertigrine
toadbatrachian
tortoisechelonian, testudine
turtlechelonian
volemicrotine
waspvespine
weaselmusteline
wolflupine
wombatphascolomian
wormvermian
zebrazebrine, hippotigrine

 

Specific Bird Adjectives

Animal Name Animal Adjective
blackbirdicterine
bluebirdturdine
bullfinchpyrrhuline
buntingemberizine, pyrrhuloxine
buzzardbuteonine, cathartine
cardinalpyrrhuloxine
cormorantphalacrocoracine
cranealectorine
crowcorvine
cuckoocuculine
dovecolumbine
duckanatine, fuliguline
eagleaquiline
falconaccipitrine
finchfringilline
gooseanserine
gulllarine
hawkaccipitrine, falconine
hummingbirdtrochiline
jaygarruline
kestrelfalconine
kingfisherhalcyonine
kitemilvine
macawpsittacine
magpiegarruline
mallardanatine
martinhirundine
meadowlarkicterine
mockingbirdmimine
nightingalephilomelian
orioleicterine
ostrich/emu/rheastrutious
parrotpsittacine
partridgeperdicine
peacockpavonine
pheasantalectorine, phasianine
pigeonpullastrine
plovercharadrine
quailcoturnine
ravencorvine
robinturdine
skylarkalaudine
snipecharadrine
songbirdoscine
sparrowpasserine
storkciconine
swallowhirundine
swancygnine
swiftcypseline
turkeymeleagrine
vulturevulturine
woodcockcharadrine, scolopacine
wrentroglodytine

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