plural noun

in old classifications
: a group including the storks, herons, cranes, and various other large birds with pointed sharp-edged bills

Word History


New Latin, from culti- (from Latin culter knife, plowshare) + -rostres (from Latin rostrum beak)

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“Cultirostres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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