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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A super-family of cuculiform picarian birds, approximately equivalent to Coccygomorphæ, separating the cuculine or cuckoo-like birds on the one hand from the Cypseliformes, and on the other from the Piciformes.

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

  • n. cuckoos; touracos; etc.


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