Colymbiformes

plural noun

Co·​lym·​bi·​for·​mes
: a small cosmopolitan order of strong-flying water birds comprising the grebes that are distinguished from the related loons by their generally smaller size and their lack of webbed feet

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Colymbus + -iformes

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“Colymbiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colymbiformes. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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