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ardeid

[ahr-dee-id]
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Ardeidae, comprising the herons and bitterns.

Origin of ardeid

< New Latin Ardeidae name of the family, equivalent to Arde(a) name of the genus (Latin: heron) + -idae -id2
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  • The family of Ardeid is, therefore, divided into five sub-families, the three last of which each comprises a single genus.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

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