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Anatidae

Definition:

a family of swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip; includes swans, geese, and ducks

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Anatidae*
(* Anatidae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Anas + -idae
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Anatidae | ducks | geese | swans

the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are ... (40 of 3635 words, 8 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Anatidae [bird family]

bird family that includes ducks, geese, and swans; it constitutes the suborder Anseres--by far the larger part of the order Anseriformes. A widely ... (24 of 215 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/22890​/Anatidae

Wiktionary:

Anatidae | Anatinae [subtype] | Anseranatinae [subtype] | Anserinae [subtype] | Dendrocygninae [subtype] | Merginae [subtype] | Oxyurinae [subtype] | Plectropterinae [subtype] | Stictonettinae [subtype] | ...

A taxonomic family within the order Anseriformes -- most ducks, swans and geese. (12 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Anatidae

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Anatidae

Origin: Anas + -idae

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Anatidae

Anas

Origin: Latin anas ("duck")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Anas

-idae

Origin: Ancient Greek εἶδος (eidos, "appearance")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-idae

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Anatidae

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Anatidae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Anatidae"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Anatidae

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