plural noun

: a family of birds comprising the honeycreepers (see honeycreeper sense 1) that is now often considered part of the family Thraupidae

Word History


New Latin, from Coereba, type genus (from Tupi guira coereba, a bird) + -idae

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“Coerebidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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