noun Re·cur·vi·rostra \rə̇ˌkərvəˈrästrə\

Definition of Recurvirostra

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Recurvirostridae) of birds consisting of the avocets

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Origin and Etymology of recurvirostra

New Latin, from Latin recurvus curved back (from re- + curvus curved) + -i- + rostrum beak — more at crown, rostrum

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to cast off or become cast off

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