Bucconidae

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

Definition of Bucconidae

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

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History and Etymology for Bucconidae

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

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“Bucconidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bucconidae. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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