Stercorariidae

plural noun

Ster·​co·​ra·​rii·​dae
ˌstərkərəˈrīəˌdē
: a family of long-winged sea birds (suborder Lari) comprising the jaegers and skuas and being sometimes ranked as a subfamily of Laridae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Stercorarius, type genus (from Latin stercorarius stercoral, from stercor-, stercus excrement + -arius -ary) + New Latin -idae

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“Stercorariidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stercorariidae. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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