Colymbiformes

plural noun
Co·​lym·​bi·​for·​mes

Definition of Colymbiformes

: 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

History and Etymology for Colymbiformes

New Latin, from Colymbus + -iformes

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“Colymbiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colymbiformes. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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