[ shah-muh ]
/ ˈʃɑ mə /


a slender long-tailed thrush, Copsychus malabaricus, of southern Asia and introduced into Hawaii, having black plumage with a white rump and tail sides and a chestnut belly.

Origin of shama

1830–40; said to be < Hindi śāmā Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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