plural noun

: 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)

Word History


New Latin, from Turdus + -idae

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“Turdidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turdidae. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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