Definition of Dicruridae
: a family of Old World passerine birds that are usually black with rather large hooked bills, short metatarsi and small toes, long wings, and a tail with 10 rectrices and usually a deep fork — see drongo
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Origin and Etymology of dicruridae
New Latin, from Dicrurus, type genus (from Greek dikroos, dikrous, dikros + New Latin -urus) + -idae
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