[ es-tril-did ]
/ ˈɛs trɪl dɪd /
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of or relating to the family Estrildidae, comprising the grass finches, waxbills, mannikins, and other small finches.
a bird of the family Estrildidae.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also es·tril·dine [es-tril-dahyn, -din]. /ˈɛs trɪlˌdaɪn, -dɪn/.
Origin of estrildid
<New Latin Estrildidae, equivalent to Estrild(a) the type genus (from the Linnaean specific name Astrild<Swedish: the god of love, literary coinage based on Old Norse ástareldr literally, love-fire; the bird was apparently so named from its red bill) + -idae-id2
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