Limicolae

plural noun
Li·​mic·​o·​lae | \līˈmikəˌlē\

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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History and Etymology for 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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