from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Cuvier's system of classification, a family of Grallœ, including the cranes, courlans, herons, storks, and sundry other large waders, as distinguished from the Pressirostres or plover group, and the Longirostres or snipe group.
  • In some later systems, a group of laminiplantar oscine passerine birds, as the crows and corvine birds generally.
  • Also, erroneously, Cultirostres.


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