HyperDic: family_raphidae

English > 1 sense of the expression family Raphidae:
NOUNanimalfamily Raphidae, Raphidaeextinct dodos and solitaires
English > family Raphidae: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningExtinct dodos and solitaires.
Member ofColumbiformes, order Columbiformessand grouse
MembersPezophaps, genus Pezophapsconstituted by the extinct solitaire
Raphus, genus Raphustype genus of the Raphidae
Broaderbird familyA family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

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