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mynah

myna

/ (ˈmaɪnə) /
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noun

any of various tropical Asian starlings of the genera Acridotheres, Gracula, etc, esp G. religiosa (see hill mynah), some of which can mimic human speech

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C18: from Hindi mainā, from Sanskrit madana
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  • Those people now claiming to have been skeptical of Krohn's mynah-bird performance of 2009: where were they at the time?

    Jonathan Krohn|David Frum|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • There is a finish about the mynah's and the starling's mimicry which certainly beats that of the parrots.

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