Pal`a*me"de*[ae]\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) An order, or suborder, including the kamichi, and allied South American birds; -- called also screamers. In many anatomical characters they are allied to the Anseres, but they externally resemble the wading birds.
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