plural noun
Cha·​rad·​ri·​i·​for·​mes | \ kəˌradrēəˈfȯrˌmēz\

Definition of Charadriiformes

: an order of birds including the shorebirds, auks, gulls, and related forms

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History and Etymology for Charadriiformes

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

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