plural noun An·him·i·dae \anˈhiməˌdē\

Definition of Anhimidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anhimidae

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

First Known Use: 1893

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to cast off or become cast off

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