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

Definition of Alaudidae

: 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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First Known Use of Alaudidae

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alaudidae

New Latin, from Alauda, type genus + -idae

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“Alaudidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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