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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.
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Also called parula warbler.

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
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