plural noun
Psit·ta·ci·for·mes | \ ˌsitəsə̇ˈfȯr(ˌ)mēz , -əkə̇- \

Definition of Psittaciformes 

: an order of zygodactyl birds comprising the parrots and related birds (as the amazons, cockatoos, lorikeets, lories, macaws, parrakeets)

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History and Etymology for Psittaciformes

New Latin, from Psittacus + -iformes

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