plural noun Den·dro·co·lap·ti·dae

Definition of Dendrocolaptidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dendrocolaptidae

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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