Numididae

plural noun Nu·mid·i·dae \ n(y)üˈmidəˌdē \

Definition of Numididae

:a family of African and Madagascan birds that are closely related to the pheasants and peacocks and often included with them in the family Phasianidae and that comprise the guinea fowls — see numida

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Origin and Etymology of numididae

New Latin, from Numida, type genus + -idae


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