Limicolae

plural noun Li·mic·o·lae \līˈmikəˌlē\

Definition of Limicolae

  1. 1 in some especially former classifications :  an order or suborder of migratory birds comprising the sandpipers and related forms (family Scolopacidae) or often being made coextensive with the suborder Charadrii

  2. 2 in some especially former classifications :  a group of Oligochaeta comprising the more aquatic and typically smaller oligochaete worms — compare terricolae

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Origin and Etymology of limicolae

New Latin, from Late Latin, plural of limicola mud-dweller, from Late Latin limi- (from Latin limus mud) + Latin -cola dweller, inhabitant; akin to Latin linere to smear — more at lime, -colous


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