plural noun
Cor·​vi·​dae | \ ˈkȯrvəˌdē \

Definition of Corvidae

: a large and widely distributed family of typical passerine birds having a stout moderately long cultrate bill and including the ravens, crows, choughs, magpies, and jays

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History and Etymology for Corvidae

New Latin, from Corvus, type genus + -idae

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“Corvidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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