plural noun Fur·na·ri·idae \ˌfərnəˈrīəˌdē\

Definition of Furnariidae

  1. :  a family of tropical American birds comprising the ovenbirds and related forms and with the woodhewers, the antbirds, and several other tropical American birds forming a superfamily of the Tyranni

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Origin and Etymology of furnariidae

New Latin, from Furnarius, type genus (from Latin furnarius baker, from furnus + -arius -ary) + -idae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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