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myna

or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah

[mahy-nuh]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of myna

First recorded in 1760–70, myna is from the Hindi word mainā
Can be confusedminer minor myna
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Historical Examples of myna

  • Indeed the usual lure bird for a red-headed merlin is a myna.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds

    Douglas Dewar

  • The other species of myna follow the plough, but not so consistently as the bank myna.

  • The same may be said of the myna, the king-crow, and a great many other birds and beasts.

    Birds of the Plains

    Douglas Dewar

  • Owing to the self-assertion of the myna he is apt to be quarrelsome.

    Birds of the Plains

    Douglas Dewar

  • A myna is a self-assertive bird, a bird that will stand no nonsense.

    Birds of the Plains

    Douglas Dewar