Bucconidae

plural noun Buc·con·i·dae \(ˌ)bəˈkänəˌdē\

Definition of Bucconidae

  1. :  a family of large-headed insectivorous tropical American birds (order Piciformes) having long heavy bills and comprising the puffbirds

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Origin and Etymology of bucconidae

New Latin, from Buccon-, Bucco, type genus (from Latin, babbler, blockhead, from bucca cheek, mouth) + -idae — more at pock


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