plural noun Crac·tic·i·dae \krakˈtisəˌdē\

Definition of Cracticidae

  1. :  a small family of Australasian oscine birds that were formerly included in the family Laniidae — see strepera

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Origin and Etymology of cracticidae

New Latin, from Cracticus, type genus (from Greek kraktikos noisy, from assumed Greek kraktos, verbal of Greek krazein to croak)—+ Greek -ikos -ic + -idae — more at rook

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