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

Definition of Picariae

in former classifications

  1. :  an order of birds nearly equivalent to the Coraciiformes but often including the parrots and cuckoos

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Origin and Etymology of picariae

New Latin, irregular from Latin picus woodpecker — more at pie

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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