Psittaciformes

plural noun

Psit·​ta·​ci·​for·​mes
ˌsitəsə̇ˈfȯr(ˌ)mēz,
-əkə̇-
: an order of zygodactyl birds comprising the parrots and related birds (as the amazons, cockatoos, lorikeets, lories, macaws, parrakeets)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Psittacus + -iformes

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“Psittaciformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Psittaciformes. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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