Philomachus

noun
Phi·​lom·​a·​chus | \ fə̇ˈlämə̇kəs \

Definition of Philomachus

: a genus of shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) consisting of the ruff

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History and Etymology for Philomachus

New Latin, from Greek philomachos loving fighting, warlike, from phil- + machē battle, fight (from machesthai to battle, fight)

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“Philomachus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philomachus. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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