Definition of muscicapid in English:

muscicapid

Pronunciation /ˌmʌskɪˈkapɪd/ /məˈsɪkəpɪd/

noun

Zoology
  • A bird of the family Muscicapidae; especially an Old World flycatcher.

    The family Muscicapidae contains the Old World flycatchers, but is sometimes taken (e.g. in J. L. Peters Check-list Birds of World (1931–87)) to encompass several other groups otherwise treated as separate families, including the Turdidae (thrushes), Sylviidae (Old World warblers), and Monarchidae (monarch flycatchers).

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or belonging to the family Muscicapidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Muscicapidae, family name from Muscicapa + -idae, after French Muscicapidées.