Definition of picine in US English:

picine

adjective

Ornithology
rare
  • Originally: †of or relating to the former superfamily Picinae, which comprised the woodpeckers and related birds; piciform (obsolete). Later: of or relating to the subfamily Picinae, which comprises the typical woodpeckers.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ibis: a quarterly journal of ornithology. From scientific Latin Picus, genus name + -ine, after scientific Latin Picinae, former superfamily name.

Pronunciation

picine

/ˈpʌɪsʌɪn/