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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Neognathae — the woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, jacamars, puffbirds and honeyguides etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. A group of birds including the woodpeckers, toucans, barbets, colies, kingfishes, hornbills, and some other related groups.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Garrod's classification, a superfamily of anomalogonatous picarian birds, having a tufted oil-gland, one carotid, and no cæca, including the Picidæ and some related families: contrasted with Cypseliformes.
  • n. In Coues's system (1884), the woodpeckers alone as a suborder of Picariæ, composed of the three families Picidæ, Picumnidæ, and Iyngidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans

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