Definition of Anatidae
1. Noun. Swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Anseriformes, Order Anseriformes
Member holonyms: Duck, Anas, Genus Anas, Genus Tadorna, Tadorna, Genus Oxyura, Oxyura, Bucephala, Genus Bucephala, Aythya, Genus Aythya, Aix, Genus Aix, Cairina, Genus Cairina, Genus Somateria, Somateria, Genus Melanitta, Melanitta, Merginae, Subfamily Merginae, Goose, Anser, Genus Anser, Branta, Genus Branta, Anserinae, Subfamily Anserinae, Genus Coscoroba, Swan, Cygnus, Genus Cygnus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anatidae
Literary usage of 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, ..."