plural noun Ptil·o·no·rhyn·chi·dae \ˌtilənōˈriŋkəˌdē\

Definition of Ptilonorhynchidae

  1. :  a family of passerine birds that comprises the bowerbirds and is often included as a subfamily in Paradiseidae

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Origin and Etymology of ptilonorhynchidae

New Latin, from Ptilonorhynchus, type genus (from Greek ptilon feather, down + -rhynchus) + -idae

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