Chordeiles

noun Chor·dei·les \kȯrˈdī(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Chordeiles

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

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Origin and Etymology of chordeiles

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


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