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- adj. Belonging to the Charadriiformes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the order of birds known as Charadriiformes.
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These charadriiform birds fly low over the water surface, trawling their unusual, laterally compressed lower jaws through the water, snapping up the fish and crustaceans that they make contact with.