family Xenicidae

noun
alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres
Member Meronyms: ↑New Zealand wren, ↑Xenicus, ↑genus Xenicus, ↑Acanthisitta, ↑genus Acanthisitta

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  • family Acanthisittidae — noun alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens • Syn: ↑Xenicidae, ↑family Xenicidae, ↑Acanthisittidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xenicidae — noun alternative names for the family comprising the New Zealand wrens • Syn: ↑family Xenicidae, ↑Acanthisittidae, ↑family Acanthisittidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xenicidae — ▪ bird family formerly  Acanthisittidae,         bird family of the order Passeriformes; its members are commonly known as New Zealand wrens. The three living species are the rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris) and the rare bush wren (X. longipes)… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …   Universalium

  • Oscines — noun two names for the suborder of typical songbirds • Syn: ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Passeriformes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Passeres — noun two names for the suborder of typical songbirds • Syn: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑suborder Passeres • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Passeriformes, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Oscines — noun two names for the suborder of typical songbirds • Syn: ↑Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑suborder Passeres • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Passeriformes, ↑order Passeri …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Passeres — noun two names for the suborder of typical songbirds • Syn: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Passeriformes, ↑order Passerifo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acanthisitta — noun a genus of Xenicidae • Syn: ↑genus Acanthisitta • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Xenicidae, ↑family Xenicidae, ↑Acanthisittidae, ↑family Acanthisi …   Useful english dictionary

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