plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Cracticidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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