noun Ped·i·on·o·mus \ˌpedēˈänəməs\

Definition of Pedionomus

  1. :  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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a trip made at another's expense

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