Peristeromorphae

plural noun

Pe·​ris·​te·​ro·​mor·​phae
pəˌristərōˈmȯr(ˌ)fē,
-ˌfī
in former classifications
: a superfamily of birds consisting of the pigeons
peristeromorphic
⸗¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗fik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from peristero- (from Greek peristera dove, pigeon) + -morphae

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“Peristeromorphae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peristeromorphae. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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