tropicbird

(redirected from Phaetontidae)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

trop·ic·bird

 (trŏp′ĭk-bûrd′)
n.
Any of several predominantly white, swift-flying seabirds of the genus Phaethon of warm regions, having a pair of very long central tail feathers.

tropicbird

(ˈtrɒpɪkˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any aquatic bird of the tropical family Phaethontidae, having long slender tail feathers and a white plumage with black markings: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)
[C17: so called because it is found in the tropical regions]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tropicbird - mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far from landtropicbird - mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far from land
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
genus Phaethon, Phaethon - type genus of the Phaethontidae
Translations
paille-en-cul