Suboscines

plural noun
Sub·​oscines | \ ¦səb+ \

Definition of Suboscines

in former classifications
: a superfamily of birds equivalent to the suborder Menurae

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History and Etymology for Suboscines

New Latin, from sub- + Oscananines

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“Suboscines.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Suboscines. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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