Drepanididae

plural noun
Drep·​a·​nid·​i·​dae | \ ˌdrepəˈnidəˌdē \

Definition of Drepanididae

: a family of Hawaiian passerine birds including some that have a long curved bill suitable for feeding on the nectar of flowers and comprising the Hawaiian honeycreepers — see mamo

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History and Etymology for Drepanididae

New Latin, from Drepanid-, Drepanis, type genus (from Latin drepanis, a bird, perhaps the swift, from Greek drepanid-, drepanis, from drepanē sickle) + -idae

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“Drepanididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Drepanididae. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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