noun Etymology: alteration of widow (bird) Date: 1783 any of various mostly brownish African passerine birds (genera Euplectes and Vidua) often kept as cage birds and distinguished in the male by black-and-white plumage and by long tail feathers during the breeding season

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  • Whydah — (Widah, Weida, Ajuda), Hafenplatz der französisch westafrikan. Kolonie Dahomé, Sitz des Gouverneurs, eines deutschen Konsuls und einer französischen Mission, mit etwa 15,000 Einw. Die Warenlager der europäischen Firmen liegen an der Meeresküste,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • whydah — /hwid euh, wid euh/, n. 1. any of several small African finches of the subfamily Viduinae, the males of which have elongated, drooping tail feathers during the breeding season. 2. any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Euplectes, the… …   Universalium

  • whydah — našlytės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Vidua angl. whydah vok. Witwe, f rus. вдовушка, f pranc. combassou, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – našlytiniai siauresnis terminas – blizgioji našlytė siauresnis terminas – daržinė …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • whydah — noun name for various African, black and white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds …   Wiktionary

  • whydah — [ wɪdə] (also whyda) noun 1》 an African weaver bird, the male of which has a black back and a very long black tail used in display flight. [Genus Vidua: several species.] 2》 another term for widowbird. Origin C18 (orig. widow bird): alt. by assoc …   English new terms dictionary

  • whydah — whyd·ah …   English syllables

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