Charadriidae

plural noun

Char·​a·​dri·​i·​dae
ˌkarəˈdrīəˌdē
: the family of Charadrii consisting of the plovers, turnstones, and surfbirds and sometimes the related snipes, sandpipers, and woodcocks (family Scolopacidae)
charadrine
ˈkarəˌdrīn
adjective
charadrioid
kəˈradrēˌȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Charadriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Charadriidae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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