plural noun
Mo·​mot·​i·​dae | \ məˈmätəˌdē \

Definition of Momotidae

: a family of tropical American birds (order Coraciiformes) related to the rollers and kingfishers and consisting of the motmots and in some classifications also the todies

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History and Etymology for Momotidae

New Latin, from Momotus, type genus + -idae

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“Momotidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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