plural noun Tur·di·dae \ˈtərdəˌdē\

Definition of Turdidae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of singing birds (suborder Passeres) containing the true thrushes and a greater or lesser number of related birds (such as often the bluebirds, wheatears, stonechats, Old World warblers, Old World redstarts, solitaires, and the mockingbirds and thrashers)

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Origin and Etymology of turdidae

New Latin, from Turdus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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