Chordeiles

noun
Chor·​dei·​les | \ kȯrˈdī(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Chordeiles

: a genus of nocturnal birds (family Caprimulgidae) consisting of the nighthawks

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History and Etymology for Chordeiles

New Latin, irregular from Greek chordē string of a lyre or harp + deilē afternoon, evening: from its cry at twilight

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