plural noun Thres·ki·or·nith·i·dae \ˌthreskēȯ(r)ˈnithəˌdē\

Definition of Threskiornithidae

  1. :  a family of birds (order Ciconiiformes) consisting of the ibises and spoonbills or restricted to the former

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Origin and Etymology of threskiornithidae

New Latin, from Threskiornith-, Threskiornis, type genus (from Greek thrēskeia religion, worship + New Latin -ornith-, -ornis -ornis) + -idae; probably akin to Sanskrit dhārayati he holds, carries, keeps — more at firm

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