plural noun

in some classifications
: a family (order Falconiformes) comprising the Old World vultures all with naked heads and longer wings and smaller tails than the typical eagles

Word History


New Latin, from Aegypius, type genus (from Greek aigypios vulture) + -idae

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aegypiidae was in 1931

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“Aegypiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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