plural noun
Ic·​ter·​i·​dae | \ ikˈterəˌdē \

Definition of Icteridae

: a large family of American oscine birds comprising the orioles, the American blackbirds, the bobolinks, and the meadowlarks and having nine primaries, a sharp conical bill, and no rictal bristles

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History and Etymology for Icteridae

New Latin, from Icterus, type genus + -idae

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“Icteridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Icteridae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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