: a monotypic genus of Australian birds (family Turnicidae) consisting of the plain wanderer and closely related to the button quails

Word History


New Latin, from Greek pedionomos plain-dweller, from pedi- + -nomos (from nemein to inhabit, pasture)

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“Pedionomus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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