Acanthisittidae

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

Definition of Acanthisittidae

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

First Known Use of Acanthisittidae

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acanthisittidae

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

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“Acanthisittidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthisittidae. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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