Latirostres

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Latirostres (Zoöl) The broad-billed singing birds, such as the swallows, and their allies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • latirostres In Sundevall's classification of birds, the fifth phalanx of the cohort Cichlomorphæ, embracing seven families more or less nearly related to the true flycatchers of the Old World (Muscicapidæ).
    • latirostres In Sclater's system of 1880, a group of laminiplantar oscine Passeres, embracing the Hirundinidæ or swallows: equivalent to the Chelidonomorphæ of Sundevall.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. latus, broad + rostrum, beak