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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. birds whose young at first have down on the pterylæ only; -- called also Gymnopædes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, in Sundevall's system (1872), a primary group of birds, embracing those which are hatched naked and require to be fed in the nest by the parent

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