plural noun

: an order of chiefly arboreal birds comprising the rollers, kingfishers, hornbills, hoopoes, motmots, and related forms and formerly containing also the hummingbirds, woodpeckers, swifts, and owls

Word History


New Latin, from Coracii + -formes

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“Coraciiformes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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