Chionididae

plural noun
Chi·​o·​nid·​i·​dae | \ ˌkīəˈnidəˌdē \

Definition of Chionididae

: a family of birds (order Charadriiformes) containing a single genus (Chionis) consisting of the sheathbills

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History and Etymology for Chionididae

New Latin, from Chionid-, Chionis, type genus (irregular from Greek chiōn snow) + -idae

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“Chionididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chionididae. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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