Turnices

plural noun
Tur·​ni·​ces | \ ˈtərnəˌsēz \

Definition of Turnices

: a small suborder of Gruiformes comprising the button quails and the plain wanderer

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History and Etymology for Turnices

New Latin, plural of Turnic-, Turnix

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“Turnices.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turnices. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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