Phoeniculus

noun Phoe·nic·u·lus \ fēˈnikyələs \

Definition of Phoeniculus

:an African genus (coextensive with the family Phoeniculidae of the suborder Coracii) comprising the wood hoopoes and having a long decurved bill, a long wedge-shaped tail, and no crest

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Origin and Etymology of phoeniculus

New Latin, from phoenic-, phoenix (from Latin phoenix) + -ulus


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