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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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