plural noun
Tur·​nic·​i·​dae | \ ˌtərˈnisəˌdē \

Definition of Turnicidae

: a usually monotypic family of Old World chiefly terrestrial birds (suborder Turnices) comprising the button quails — see turnix

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Other Words from Turnicidae

turnicine \ ˈtərnəˌsīn , -​sə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Turnicidae

New Latin, from Turnic-, Turnix, type genus + -idae

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“Turnicidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turnicidae. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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