[ ih-lee-nee-uh ]
/ ɪˈli ni ə /
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any of numerous tropical American flycatchers of the genus Elaenia, having short crests and small bills.
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Origin of elaenia
<New Latin (1835), originally Elaïnia<Greek elaïnéa, feminine of elaḯneos pertaining to the olive, derivative of elaíaolive; so named from the birds' color
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