Picae

plural noun

Pi·​cae
ˈpīˌsē
in former classifications
: an order of birds including most of the recent order Coraciiformes together with the parrots, cuckoos, and various passerine birds

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin pica magpie

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“Picae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Picae. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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