plural noun
An·​him·​i·​dae | \ anˈhiməˌdē \

Definition of Anhimidae

: a family (coextensive with the suborder Anhimae of the order Anseriformes) of large stout-billed birds having spurred wings and more or less webbed feet and comprising the screamers of South America

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First Known Use of Anhimidae

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anhimidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Anhima anhima + -idae -idae

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“Anhimidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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