plural noun

: 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
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Phoenicopterus, type genus + -idae

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“Phoenicopteridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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