Meropidae

plural noun Me·rop·i·dae

Definition of Meropidae

  1. :  a family of chiefly tropical usually brightly colored gregarious birds that nest in holes in the ground and constitute a distinct suborder of Coraciiformes — see bee-eater, merops

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Origin and Etymology of meropidae

New Latin, from Merop-, Merops, type genus + -idae


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