mynah
or myna noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu mainā hill mynah, from Sanskrit madana, a kind of bird Date: 1769 any of various Asian starlings (especially genera Acridotheres, Gracula, and Sturnus); especially a dark brown slightly crested bird (A. tristis) of southeastern Asia with a white tail tip and wing markings and bright yellow bill and feet — compare hill mynah

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  • mynah — (also mynah bird) ► NOUN ▪ a southern Asian or Australasian starling with a loud call, some kinds of which can mimic human speech. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • mynah — (n.) type of passerine bird of India and the East, talking starling, 1769, from Hindi maina a starling, from Skt. madana delightful, joyful, related to madati it gladdens, lit. it bubbles, from PIE root *mad moist, wet (see MAST (Cf. mast) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mynah — or myna Any of several Asian songbird species of the starling family (Sturnidae). The hill mynah (Gracula religiosa) of southern Asia, called the grackle in India, is about 10 in. (25 cm) long and glossy black with white wing patches, yellow… …   Universalium

  • mynah — noun tropical Asian starlings • Syn: ↑myna, ↑mina, ↑minah, ↑myna bird, ↑mynah bird • Hypernyms: ↑starling • Hyponyms: ↑crested myna, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mynah — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mynah — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mynah — [ mʌɪnə] (also mynah bird or myna) noun a southern Asian or Australasian starling with a loud call, some kinds of which can mimic human speech. [Gracula religiosa (hill mynah) and other species.] Origin C18: from Hindi mainā …   English new terms dictionary

  • mynah — maɪnÉ™ n. type of bird native of Asia belonging to the starling family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mynah — my·nah …   English syllables

  • mynah —   Manu ai pilau, piha ekelo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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