plural noun
Vir·​e·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌvirēˈänəˌdē \

Definition of Vireonidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Vireonidae

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

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“Vireonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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