Peristeropodes

plural noun
Pe·​ris·​te·​rop·​o·​des

Definition of Peristeropodes

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)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from Peristeropodes

peristeropodous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Peristeropodes

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Peristeropodes

Statistics for Peristeropodes

Cite this Entry

“Peristeropodes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peristeropodes. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on Peristeropodes

What made you want to look up Peristeropodes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!