Fringillidae

plural noun Frin·gil·li·dae \ frinˈjiləˌdē \

Definition of Fringillidae

: a family of small seed-eating passerine birds that comprise the finches, that have strong bills which are short and usually thick at the base, and that often exhibit well-marked sexual dimorphism with the juveniles resembling the females

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Origin and Etymology of fringillidae

New Latin, from Fringilla, type genus + -idae


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