Brahminy kite

[ brah-muh-nee ]

  1. a common kite, Haliastur indus, of southern Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, having reddish-brown plumage with a white head and breast.

Origin of Brahminy kite

First recorded in 1880–85; Brahminy, derivative of Brahmin, by analogy to such words as Bengali

Words Nearby Brahminy kite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024