plural noun Bu·rhin·i·dae \byüˈrinəˌdē\

Definition of Burhinidae

  1. :  a family (coextensive with the superfamily Burhenoidea of the Charadrii) of large long-legged wading birds that resemble the plovers and comprise the stone curlews

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Origin and Etymology of burhinidae

New Latin, from Burhinus, type genus + -idae

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