Drepanididae

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

Definition of Drepanididae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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