Aegithinidae

plural noun Ae·gi·thin·i·dae \ˌē-jə-ˈthi-nə-ˌdē\

Definition of Aegithinidae

  1. :  a family of brightly colored passerine birds of southern Asia that have stocky legs and curved bills and feed on fruits or insects — see irena

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Origin and Etymology of aegithinidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Aegithina, genus of birds comprising the ioras (from Greek aígithos, aíginthos “small passerine bird, titmouse” + New Latin -ina 1-ina) + -idae -idae


First Known Use: 1879


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