Cracidae

plural noun

Crac·​i·​dae
krasəˌdē
: a family of gallinaceous birds of the warmer parts of America that comprises the curassows, guans, and chachalacas and is related to the megapodes

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Apr. 2024.

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