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 Dictionary entry overview: What does family Scolopacidae mean? 

  The noun FAMILY SCOLOPACIDAE has 1 sense:

1. sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers

  Familiarity information: FAMILY SCOLOPACIDAE used as a noun is very rare.

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Sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers

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Nouns denoting animals


family Scolopacidae; Scolopacidae

Hypernyms ("family Scolopacidae" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (members of "family Scolopacidae"):

genus Numenius; Numenius (curlews)

genus Limnodromus; Limnodromus (dowitchers)

genus Limnocryptes; Limnocryptes (snipe)

Capella; Gallinago; genus Capella; genus Gallinago (snipes)

genus Philohela; Philohela (American woodcocks)

genus Scolopax; Scolopax (type of the Scolopacidae: Old World woodcocks)

Catoptrophorus; genus Catoptrophorus (willet)

genus Heteroscelus; Heteroscelus (tattlers)

genus Philomachus; Philomachus (ruffs)

Bartramia; genus Bartramia; Crocethia; genus Crocethia; Calidris; genus Calidris; genus Tringa; Tringa; Erolia; genus Erolia; Actitis; genus Actitis; Aphriza; genus Aphriza (a genus of Scolopacidae)

sandpiper (any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers)

genus Limosa; Limosa (godwits)

Holonyms ("family Scolopacidae" is a member of...):

Charadrii; suborder Charadrii (shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews)

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