family Plataleidae

noun
spoonbills
Syn: ↑Plataleidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Ciconiiformes, ↑order Ciconiiformes
Member Meronyms: ↑spoonbill, ↑Platalea, ↑genus Platalea

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  • Plataleidae — noun spoonbills • Syn: ↑family Plataleidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ciconiiformes, ↑order Ciconiiformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ciconiiformes — noun order of chiefly tropical marsh dwelling fish eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises • Syn: ↑order Ciconiiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Ciconiiformes — noun order of chiefly tropical marsh dwelling fish eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises • Syn: ↑Ciconiiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Platalea — noun type genus of the Plataleidae • Syn: ↑Platalea • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Plataleidae, ↑family Plataleidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platalea — noun type genus of the Plataleidae • Syn: ↑genus Platalea • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Plataleidae, ↑family Plataleidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoonbill — /spoohn bil /, n. 1. any of several wading birds of the family Plataleidae, related to the ibises, having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip. 2. any of various birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler duck. 3. the paddlefish. [1670 80;… …   Universalium

  • Threskiornithidae — Taxobox name = Threskiornithidae image width = 250px image caption = Royal Spoonbill regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Threskiornithidae familia authority = Richmond, 1917 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

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