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

Definition of Turnicidae

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


\ˈtərnəˌsīn, -sə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of turnicidae

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

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