: a genus of vigorous active brightly colored birds related to and somewhat resembling the kingfishers and being the type of a widespread Old World family Coraciidae

Word History


New Latin, from Greek korakias, a kind of chough; akin to Greek korax raven

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“Coracias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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