parula

[ par-yuh-luh, -uh-luh ]
/ ˈpær yə lə, -ə lə /
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noun

any of several American wood warblers of the genus Parula, especially P. americana (northern parula), having bluish plumage with a yellow throat and breast.

Nearby words

  1. party-colored,
  2. party-column ballot,
  3. partyer,
  4. partygoer,
  5. partyism,
  6. parulis,
  7. parure,
  8. parvanov,
  9. parvati,
  10. parve

Origin of parula

< New Latin Parula a genus name, alteration of Parulus an earlier genus name, equivalent to Late Latin pār(us) titmouse (akin to Latin parra a bird whose cry was considered a bad omen) + Latin -ulus -ule

Also called parula warbler.

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