plural noun Ci·co·ni·ifor·mes \səˌkōnēəˈfȯrˌmēz\

Definition of Ciconiiformes

  1. :  an order of chiefly tropical fish-eating wading birds including the herons, storks, spoonbills, flamingos, and related forms all relatively large and usually with long legs and bills, upright carriage, and excepting the flamingos unwebbed feet

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Origin and Etymology of ciconiiformes

borrowed from New Latin, from Ciconia ciconia + -iformes -iformes

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