plural noun
Mele·​agrid·​i·​dae | \ ˌmelēəˈgridəˌdē \

Definition of Meleagrididae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Meleagrididae

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

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“Meleagrididae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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