plural noun

: a family of small insectivorous American passerine birds that are plainly but delicately colored chiefly in olivaceous and grayish shades, that are sweet singers, and that usually build pensile nests

Word History


New Latin, from Vireon-, Vireo, type genus + -idae

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“Vireonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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