plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Ptilonorhynchidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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