plural noun Coe·reb·i·dae \sə̇ˈrebəˌdē\

Definition of Coerebidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of coerebidae

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

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