plural noun Fre·gat·i·dae \frə̇ˈgatəˌdē\

Definition of Fregatidae

  1. :  a family of web-footed sea birds comprising the frigate birds — see fregatae

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Origin and Etymology of fregatidae

New Latin, from Fregata, type genus (from French frégate frigate bird, frigate) + -idae

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