plural noun Alau·di·dae \ə-ˈlȯ-də-ˌdē, -ˈlau̇-\

Definition of Alaudidae

  1. :  a family of usually brownish terrestrial gregarious passerine birds comprising the larks and having the hind claw elongated and more or less straight

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Origin and Etymology of alaudidae

New Latin, from Alauda, type genus + -idae

First Known Use: 1841

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