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Equidae

Definition:

a mammal family of horses, asses, zebras, and other related extinct animals

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivative:

equine

Plural:

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

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

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

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Equidae | horse family

the taxonomic family of horses and related animals, including the extant horses, donkeys, and zebras, and many other species known only from fossils. All extant species are in the genus Equus. Equidae belongs to the order Perissodactyla, which includes... (39 of 895 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Equidae

Oxford Dictionary:

quagga | Equus quagga [species] | Equidae [family, member of]

a South African zebra, extinct since 1883, that had a yellowish-brown coat with darker stripes... recent studies have shown that it was probably a ... (24 of 60 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/quagga

Wiktionary:

Equidae | Anchilophus [subtype] | Anchitherium [subtype] | Archaeohippus [subtype] | Astrohippus [subtype] | Calippus [subtype] | Cormohipparion [subtype] | Dinohippus [subtype] | Epihippus [subtype] | ...

A taxonomic family within the order Perissodactyla -- horses and related animals, all genera of which are extinct, except Equus. (19 of 21 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Equidae

Britannica Encyclopedia:

equine [mammal]

one of the mammal family of Equidae that includes the modern horses, zebras, and asses, as well as more than 60 species known only from fossils. All ... (27 of 211 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190788​/equine

Collins Dictionary:

equine | equinely [adverb, derived]

of, relating to, or resembling a horse | of, relating to, or belonging to the family "Equidae", which comprises horses, zebras, and asses (22 of 480 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equine

Merriam-Webster:

equine | equinely [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family (11 of 53 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equine

American Heritage Dictionary:

equine

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse. | Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras. (22 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

equine

relating to horses ; looking like a horse (8 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/equine

Cambridge Dictionary:

equine [formal]

connected with horses, or appearing similar to a horse (9 of 24 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equine

Random House Dictionary:

equine

of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse. | a horse. (9 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equine

New World Dictionary:

equine

of, like, or characteristic of a horse | a horse (9 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equine

Encarta Dictionary:

equid | equids [plural] | Equidae [member of]

a member of the family of animals that includes horses, donkeys, and zebras. Family Equidae. (15 of 41 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561533164​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Equidae

Origin: Equus + -idae

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Equidae

Equus

Origin: Latin equus ("horse").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Equus

-idae

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-idae

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Equidae

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Equidae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Equidae"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Equidae

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