plural noun
Pi·​car·​i·​ae | \ pə̇ˈka(a)rēˌē \

Definition of Picariae

in former classifications
: an order of birds nearly equivalent to the Coraciiformes but often including the parrots and cuckoos

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History and Etymology for Picariae

New Latin, irregular from Latin picus woodpecker

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“Picariae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Picariae. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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