Cracidae

plural noun
Crac·​i·​dae | \ krasəˌdē \

Definition of Cracidae

: a family of gallinaceous birds of the warmer parts of America that comprises the curassows, guans, and chachalacas and is related to the megapodes

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History and Etymology for Cracidae

New Latin, from Crac-, Crax, type genus + -idae

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“Cracidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cracidae. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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