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

Definition of Coerebidae

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

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History and Etymology for Coerebidae

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

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“Coerebidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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