plural noun

: a family of large North American birds (order Galliformes) that comprise the turkeys and a few extinct related birds and are sometimes placed in a subfamily of Phasianidae

Word History


New Latin, from Meleagrid-, Meleagris, type genus + -idae

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“Meleagrididae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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