Gruiformes

plural noun Gru·ifor·mes

Definition of Gruiformes

  1. :  a nearly cosmopolitan order of birds that are typically marsh-dwelling and wading birds with long legs, neck, and bill and rather heavy flight and that include the cranes, rails and coots, bustards, and a number of related tropical birds — see cariama

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Origin and Etymology of gruiformes

New Latin, from Grus + -iformes


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