plural noun Cap·ri·mul·gi·dae \-əˌdē\

Definition of Caprimulgidae

  1. :  a family of birds (order Caprimulgiformes) comprising the nightjars

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Origin and Etymology of caprimulgidae

New Latin, from Caprimulgus, type genus (from Latin, milker of goats, goatsucker, from capri- + -mulgus, from mulgēre to milk) + -idae — more at milk

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