Limicolae

plural noun

Li·​mic·​o·​lae
līˈmikəˌlē
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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Limicolae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Limicolae. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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