minivet

[min-uh-vet]
noun
  1. any of several small, long-tailed Asian cuckoo-shrikes of the genus Pericrocotus, having in the male black and red and in the female black and orange plumage.

Origin of minivet

First recorded in 1860–65; origin uncertain
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minivet

noun
  1. any brightly coloured tropical Asian cuckoo shrike of the genus Pericrocotus

Word Origin for minivet

C19: of unknown origin
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