plural noun

: a family of passerine birds comprising usually a variety of forms not all of which may be closely related but having as typical representatives a group of babblers that are commonly isolated in a distinct subfamily and are characterized by short rounded wings with large outer primary, a bill like that of a thrush, and unspotted young

Word History


New Latin, from Timalia, type genus + -idae

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“Timaliidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Timaliidae. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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