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pitta

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

First recorded in 1830–40, pitta is from the Telugu word piṭṭa bird
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British Dictionary definitions for pitta (1 of 2)

pitta1
/ (ˈpɪtə) /

noun
another name for pitta bread

British Dictionary definitions for pitta (2 of 2)

pitta2
/ (ˈpɪtə) /

noun
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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