limicolae

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].
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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