picariae

Picariae

Pi*ca"ri*[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. picus a woodpecker.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive division of birds which includes the woodpeckers, toucans, trogons, hornbills, kingfishers, motmots, rollers, and goatsuckers. By some writers it is made to include also the cuckoos, swifts, and humming birds.
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picariae

noun
term used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes 
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