any of several brilliantly colored, passerine birds of the family Pittidae, inhabiting dark, Old World, tropical forests.
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How to use pitta in a sentence
For example, for someone who has a fiery nature or pitta dosha, Dr. Patel would recommend coconut oil, which is cooling.
To this class, to the class that hide their light under a bushel, the beautiful Indian pitta (pitta brachyura) belongs.
There is at least one favoured compound in Madras where a pitta, or possibly a pair of them, spends the cool-weather season.
It is strange that so retiring a bird as the pitta should find its way with such frequency into inhabited houses.
It seems to me that the pitta dislikes cold and wind, and therefore naturally seeks any shelter that presents itself.
Possibly another reason why the pitta so frequently enters bungalows is to avoid the crows.
British Dictionary definitions for pitta (1 of 2)
another name for pitta bread
British Dictionary definitions for pitta (2 of 2)
any of various small brightly coloured ground-dwelling tropical birds of the genus Pitta
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