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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Aves mean? 

AVES (noun)
  The noun AVES has 1 sense:

1. birds

  Familiarity information: AVES used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AVES (noun)

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Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


Aves; class Aves

Hypernyms ("Aves" is a kind of...):

class ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders)

Meronyms (members of "Aves"):

Cuculiformes; order Cuculiformes (cuckoos; touracos; etc.)

Coraciiformes; order Coraciiformes (rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies)

order Picariae; Picariae (term used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes)

Apodiformes; order Apodiformes (swifts; hummingbirds)

Caprimulgiformes; order Caprimulgiformes (goatsuckers; frogmouths; oilbirds)

order Piciformes; Piciformes (woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans)

order Trogoniformes; Trogoniformes (trogons)

Anseriformes; order Anseriformes (ducks; geese; swans; screamers)

Ciconiiformes; order Ciconiiformes (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)

Gruiformes; order Gruiformes (inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards)

Charadriiformes; order Charadriiformes (large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life)

Gaviiformes; order Gaviiformes (large aquatic birds: loons and some extinct forms)

Colymbiformes; order Colymbiformes; order Podicipediformes; order Podicipitiformes; Podicipediformes; Podicipitiformes (grebes)

order Pelecaniformes; Pelecaniformes (pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants)

order Sphenisciformes; Sphenisciformes (penguins)

order Procellariiformes; Procellariiformes (petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels)

order Psittaciformes; Psittaciformes (an order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets)

Columbiformes; order Columbiformes (sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires)

genus Protoavis (extinct primitive birds of the Triassic period; 70 million years before archaeopteryx)

Archaeornithes; subclass Archaeornithes (primitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous)

Ratitae; superorder Ratitae (used in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders)

order Struthioniformes; Struthioniformes (a ratite bird order: ostriches and related extinct birds; known from the Pleistocene onward)

Casuariiformes; order Casuariiformes (a ratite bird order: cassowaries and emus)

Apterygiformes; order Apterygiformes (a ratite bird order: flightless ground birds having vestigial wings and long bills and small eyes: kiwis)

order Rheiformes; Rheiformes (a ratite bird order: birds intermediate in characteristics between ostriches and emus: recent and extinct rheas)

Aepyorniformes; order Aepyorniformes (huge extinct flightless birds: elephant birds)

Dinornithiformes; order Dinornithiformes (a ratite bird order: recently extinct flightless birds of New Zealand)

Insessores; order Insessores; percher; perching bird (a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists)

order Passeriformes; Passeriformes (largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres)

order Raptores; Raptores (term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes)

Falconiformes; order Falconiformes (chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures)

young bird (a bird that is still young)

order Strigiformes; Strigiformes (owls)

Galliformes; order Galliformes (pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins)

bird (warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings)

Holonyms ("Aves" is a member of...):

Craniata; subphylum Craniata; subphylum Vertebrata; Vertebrata (fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals)

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