plural noun

Definition of Dendrocolaptidae

: a large family of tropical American birds (suborder Tyranni) that are closely related to the ovenbirds, are of climbing habit, and creep over trees from which they dig out insects — see woodhewer

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Other Words from Dendrocolaptidae

dendrocolaptine \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗kə¦lapˌtīn , -​tə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Dendrocolaptidae

New Latin, from Dendrocolaptes, type genus (from dendr- + -colaptes (from Greek kolaptein to peck) + New Latin -idae

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