pitta

[pit-uh]
noun
  1. any of several brilliantly colored, passerine birds of the family Pittidae, inhabiting dark, Old World, tropical forests.

Origin of pitta

First recorded in 1830–40, pitta is from the Telugu word piṭṭa bird
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pitta

1
noun
  1. another name for pitta bread

pitta

2
noun
  1. any of various small brightly coloured ground-dwelling tropical birds of the genus Pitta

Word Origin for pitta

C19: from Telugu
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