Otididae

plural noun
Otid·​i·​dae | \ ōˈtidəˌdē \

Definition of Otididae

: a family of Old World birds comprising the bustards and constituting the suborder Otides, being of the order Gruiformes, and formerly classed with the Charadriiformes

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Other Words from Otididae

otidiform \ ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ˌfȯrm \ adjective
otidine \ ˈōtəˌdēn , -​də̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Otididae

New Latin, from Otid-, Otis, type genus + -idae

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“Otididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Otididae. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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