Definition of Pedionomus
: a monotypic genus of Australian birds (family Turnicidae) consisting of the plain wanderer and closely related to the button quails
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Origin and Etymology of pedionomus
New Latin, from Greek pedionomos plain-dweller, from pedi- + -nomos (from nemein to inhabit, pasture) — more at nimble
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