Stercorariidae

plural noun Ster·co·ra·rii·dae \ˌstərkərəˈrīəˌdē\

Definition of Stercorariidae

  1. :  a family of long-winged sea birds (suborder Lari) comprising the jaegers and skuas and being sometimes ranked as a subfamily of Laridae

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Origin and Etymology of stercorariidae

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


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