n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order, or suborder, including the kamichi, and allied South American birds; - called also screamers. In many anatomical characters they are allied to the Anseres, but they externally resemble the wading birds.
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.