plural noun

in former classifications
: a group of birds comprising the curassows and megapodes and having feet with the hind toe inserted low down (as in pigeons)

Word History


New Latin, from peristero- (from Greek peristera dove, pigeon) + -podes (from Greek pod-, pous foot)

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“Peristeropodes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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