Numididae

plural noun

Nu·​mid·​i·​dae
n(y)üˈmidəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Numida, type genus + -idae

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“Numididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Numididae. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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