Definition of Family anatidae

1. Noun. Swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Anatidae

family Alstroemeriaceae
family Amaranthaceae
family Amaryllidaceae
family Ambrosiaceae
family Ambystomatidae
family Ameiuridae
family Amiidae
family Ammodytidae
family Amphioxidae
family Amphisbaenidae
family Amphiumidae
family Amygdalaceae
family Anabantidae
family Anacardiaceae
family Anarhichadidae
family Anatidae
family Ancylidae
family Ancylostomatidae
family Andrenidae
family Anguidae
family Anguillidae
family Anhimidae
family Anhingidae
family Anniellidae
family Annonaceae
family Anobiidae
family Anomalopidae
family Anomiidae
family Antedonidae
family Antennariidae

Literary usage of Family anatidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Order V. ANSERES. DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS. Family ANATIDAE. The birds comprising this family are of greatly ..."

2. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Family ANATIDAE The birds comprising this family are of greatly varying sizes, but all have webbed feet, and generally the bill is broader than high, ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"In this computation necessarily Melospiza fasciata, eg, is considered a race, just as is Mf montana. FAMILY. Anatidae Rallidae Falconidae ..."

4. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"Pelecanus fucus (Brown Pelican), North and Central America. Order Anseres.—Family Anatidae. Cygnus olor (Swan), Palaearctic Europe. ..."

5. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"family anatidae. Swimming birds usually of large size with short tails. Wings of moderate length, strong and pointed, giving vigorous and ..."

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