Anatidae

plural noun Anat·i·dae \əˈnatəˌdē\

Definition of Anatidae

  1. :  a large family of chiefly aquatic birds (order Anseriformes) having relatively heavy bodies, short legs, webbed feet, a bill with a hard horny nail at the tip and transverse toothlike ridges on the biting edges and including the ducks, geese, swans, and related forms

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Origin and Etymology of anatidae

New Latin, from Anat-, Anas, type genus + -idae


First Known Use: 1824


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