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phainopepla

[ fey-ahy-noh-pep-luh, fey-uh- ]
/ feɪˌaɪ noʊˈpɛp lə, ˌfeɪ ə- /
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noun
a crested passerine bird, Phainopepla nitens, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
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Origin of phainopepla

<New Latin, equivalent to Greek phaín(ein) to give light, shine + -o--o- + New Latin -pepla, feminine derivative of Greek péplospeplos; see -a2
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