Definition of Family Trochilidae
1. Noun. Hummingbirds.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Apodiformes, Order Apodiformes
Member holonyms: Hummingbird, Archilochus, Genus Archilochus, Chalcostigma, Genus Chalcostigma, Genus Ramphomicron, Ramphomicron
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Trochilidae
Literary usage of Family Trochilidae
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 and (1910)
"... the way to dividing what low as the family Trochilidae into two groups, the distinc- xn which was that in the one the bill was arched and in straight, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... with but few exceptions, have followed his example, so that nowadays humming-birds are universally recognized as forming the family Trochilidae. ..."