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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Garrod's arrangement, the third division of homalogonatous birds, including several modern orders, as storks, herons, pelicans, vultures, hawks, and owls. It is not a recognized group in ornithology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet, including the herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; and ibises.

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

  • noun order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises

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