Burhinus

noun Bu·rhi·nus \byüˈrīnəs\

Definition of Burhinus

  1. :  the type genus of Burhinidae including a number of typical stone curlews — see thick-knee

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Origin and Etymology of burhinus

New Latin, from Greek bou- (from bous cow, ox) + New Latin -rhinus; from an incorrect illustration showing a broad bill — more at cow


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