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

Definition of Charadriidae

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


\ˈkarəˌdrīn\ adjective


\kəˈradrēˌȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of charadriidae

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

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