plural noun
Co·​lym·​bi·​dae | \ kəˈlimbəˌdē \

Definition of Colymbidae

: a family (coextensive with the order Colymbiformes) of aquatic birds that comprise the grebes and are closely related to the loons

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History and Etymology for Colymbidae

New Latin, from Colymbus, type genus + -idae

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“Colymbidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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