Definition of Limicolae

1. Noun. Term used in some classifications for migratory shorebirds; coextensive with the Charadrii.

Exact synonyms: Suborder Limicolae
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Charadriiformes, Order Charadriiformes



Medical Definition of Limicolae

1. A group of shore birds, embracing the plovers, sandpipers, snipe, curlew, etc.; the Grallae. Origin: L. Limicola a dweller in the mud; limus mud + colere to dwell. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limicolae

limestone
limestone fern
limestone pavement
limestone salamander
limestones
limewash
limewashed
limewashes
limewashing
limewater
limewaters
limewood
limewoods
limey
limeys
limicolae (current term)
limicoline
limicoline bird
limicolous
limier
limiest
limina
liminal
liminal stimulus
liminal trait
liminalities
liminality
liminals
liminary
liminess

Literary usage of Limicolae

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1. Elementary Zoology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1901)
"... the eggs number about a dozen, and are clay-color with pin-head dots of dark brown. The snipes, sandpipers, plover, etc. (limicolae). ..."

2. Biologisches Zentralblatt by Isidor Rosenthal, Georg Thieme (1896)
"... es sind dies aber recht entfernte und erst durch andere Gruppen (Laro-limicolae) vermittelte. Auf den ersten Blick scheinen auch die Uebereinstimmungen ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"With a few exceptions the limicolae are, ая the name denotes, aquatic in habit. ... Generative organs anterior in position as in limicolae. ..."

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