plural noun
Ar·​de·​i·​dae | \ ärˈdēəˌdē \

Definition of Ardeidae

: a family of long-legged and long-necked migratory wading birds (order Ciconiiformes) comprising the herons and bitterns

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History and Etymology for Ardeidae

New Latin, from Ardea, type genus + -idae

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“Ardeidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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