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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A subfamily of herons, of the family Ardeidæ, represented by the single genus Cancroma, characterized not only by the form of the bill (see Cancroma), but also by the possession of 4 instead of 3 or 2 powder-down tracts: a group sometimes elevated to the rank of a family. See cut under boatbill.

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