myna

or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah

[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /
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noun

any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech and are kept as pets.

Nearby words

  1. mylitta,
  2. mylohyoid,
  3. mylohyoid muscle,
  4. mylohyoid nerve,
  5. mylonite,
  6. mynah,
  7. mynes,
  8. mynheer,
  9. myo-,
  10. myo-inositol

Origin of myna

First recorded in 1760–70, myna is from the Hindi word mainā

Can be confusedminer minor myna

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