or my·nah, mi·na, mi·nah
[ mahy-nuh ]
/ ˈmaɪ nə /
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
Words nearby myna
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Example sentences from the Web for mynah
There is a finish about the mynah's and the starling's mimicry which certainly beats that of the parrots.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
British Dictionary definitions for mynah
/ (ˈmaɪnə) /
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
Word Origin for mynah
C18: from Hindi mainā, from Sanskrit madana
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