plural noun
Phoe·​ni·​cop·​ter·​i·​dae | \ ˌfēnəˌkäpˈterəˌdē \

Definition of Phoenicopteridae

: a family of large showy wading birds that comprises the flamingos, usually constitutes a suborder of the order Ciconiiformes, but was formerly considered to form a distinct order

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Other Words from Phoenicopteridae

phoenicopteroid \ ¦⸗⸗¦käptəˌrȯid \ adjective or noun
phoenicopterous \ -​tərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Phoenicopteridae

New Latin, from Phoenicopterus, type genus + -idae

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“Phoenicopteridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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