Definition of Limicolae
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 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
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