plural noun Acan·thi·sit·ti·dae \əˌkan(t)thəˈsitəˌdē\

Definition of Acanthisittidae

  1. :  a family (type genus Acanthisitta) of passerine New Zealand birds including the rock wren, rifleman bird, and certain related birds

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Origin and Etymology of acanthisittidae

New Latin, from Acanthisitta, type genus (from Greek akanthis goldfinch, linnet + sitta nuthatch) + -idae

First Known Use: 1907

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to cast off or become cast off

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