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limicolae


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limicolae  \Li*mic"o*l[ae]\  (l[-i]*m[i^]k"[-o]*l[=e]),  n.  pl  [L. 
  limicola  a  dweller  in  the  mud;  limus  mud  +  colere  to  dwell.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  group  of  shore  birds,  embracing  the  plovers,  sandpipers, 
  snipe,  curlew,  etc.;  the  Grall[ae]. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Limicolae 
  n  :  term  used  in  some  classifications  for  migratory  shorebirds; 
  coextensive  with  the  Charadrii  [syn:  {Limicolae},  {suborder 
  Limicolae}] 




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