Caprimulgiformes

plural noun
Cap·​ri·​mul·​gi·​for·​mes

Definition of Caprimulgiformes

: an order of long-winged nonpasserine birds comprising the nightjars, frogmouths, and oilbirds — see caprimulgidae

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History and Etymology for Caprimulgiformes

New Latin, from Caprimulgus, type genus + -iformes

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“Caprimulgiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caprimulgiformes. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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