Burhinidae

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

Definition of Burhinidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Burhinidae

New Latin, from Burhinus, type genus + -idae

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“Burhinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burhinidae. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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