[ ahr-dee-id ]
/ ˈɑr di ɪd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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