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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“Psittaciformes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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