plural noun
Char·​a·​dri·​i·​dae | \ ˌkarəˈdrīəˌdē \

Definition of Charadriidae

: the family of Charadrii consisting of the plovers, turnstones, and surfbirds and sometimes the related snipes, sandpipers, and woodcocks (family Scolopacidae)

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Other Words from Charadriidae

charadrine \ ˈkarəˌdrīn \ adjective
charadrioid \ kəˈradrēˌȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Charadriidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Charadrius charadrius + -idae -idae

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“Charadriidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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