myna my"na, mynah my"nah, n. [See {Mino bird}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Asiatic starlings of the genera {Acridotheres}, {Sturnopastor}, {Sturnia}, {Gracula}, and allied genera. In habits they resemble the European starlings, and like them are often caged and taught to talk. See {Hill myna}, under {Hill}, and {Mino bird}. [Spelt also {mynah}.] [1913 Webster]

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