plural noun Ti·nam·i·dae \tə̇ˈnaməˌdē\

Definition of Tinamidae

  1. :  a family of large predominantly terrestrial birds (order Tinamiformes) comprising the tinamous

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Origin and Etymology of tinamidae

New Latin, from Tinamus, type genus (from French tinamou) + -idae

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