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n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of flying, dromæognathous birds, including the tinamous of South America. See Tinamou.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Catalogue of the Chenomorphae (Palamedeae, Phoenicopteri, Anseres), Crypturi and Ratitae in the collection of the British Museum, Longmans, London, England.