plural noun
Thrau·​pi·​dae | \ ˈthrȯpəˌdē \

Definition of Thraupidae

: a family of passerine birds comprising the tanagers and closely related to Fringillidae

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History and Etymology for Thraupidae

New Latin, from Thraupis, type genus (from Greek thraupis, a small bird) + -idae

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“Thraupidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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