Alcedinidae

plural noun
Al·​ce·​din·​i·​dae | \ ˌal-sə-ˈdi-nə-ˌdē \

Definition of Alcedinidae

: a large family of large-headed short-bodied birds comprising the kingfishers and constituting a suborder (Alcedines) of the order Coraciiformes

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First Known Use of Alcedinidae

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcedinidae

New Latin, from Alcedin-, Alcedo, type genus + -idae

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The first known use of Alcedinidae was in 1841

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“Alcedinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcedinidae. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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