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

Definition of Furnariidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Furnariidae

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

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“Furnariidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Furnariidae. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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