Definition of Ploceidae
1. Noun. Weaverbirds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Weaver, Weaver Finch, Weaverbird, Genus Ploceus, Ploceus, Genus Vidua, Vidua, Genus Padda, Padda, Estrilda, Genus Estrilda, Genus Poephila, Poephila
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ploceidae
Literary usage of Ploceidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... though the grounds for taking it are such as could not be held valid in any other order than that of Passeres. The Ploceidae are closely related to the ..."
2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... and Columbidae (pigeons)-—although widely distributed, are here unusually abundant and varied, and (except in the case of the Ploceidae) better ..."