Definition of Family Turnicidae
1. Noun. Small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
Member holonyms: Genus Turnix, Turnix, Genus Pedionomus, Pedionomus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Turnicidae
Literary usage of Family Turnicidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1869)
"... yet it characterizes a family—Turnicidae. One of the rarest modifications, viz., abortion of rectrices, that marks a family of ..."