Phoenicopteridae

plural noun Phoe·ni·cop·ter·i·dae \ˌfēnəˌkäpˈterəˌdē\

Definition of Phoenicopteridae

  1. :  a family of large showy wading birds that comprises the flamingos, usually constitutes a suborder of the order Ciconiiformes, but was formerly considered to form a distinct order

phoenicopteroid

adjective or noun

phoenicopterous

\-tərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of phoenicopteridae

New Latin, from Phoenicopterus, type genus + -idae


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