Tenuirostres

plural noun
Ten·​u·​i·​ros·​tres | \ -äˌstrēz \

Definition of Tenuirostres

in former classifications
: an unnatural group of mostly passerine birds (as hummingbirds, sunbirds, honey eaters, nuthatches) having slender bills

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History and Etymology for Tenuirostres

New Latin, from Latin tenuis thin + rostrum beak

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“Tenuirostres.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tenuirostres. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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