[ toh-dee ]
/ ˈtoʊ di /

noun, plural to·dies.

any of several small West Indian birds of the family Todidae, related to the motmots and kingfishers, having brightly colored green and red plumage.

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Origin of tody

apparently < French todier, based on New Latin Todus a genus, Latin: a kind of small bird Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈtəʊdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

any small bird of the family Todidae of the Caribbean, having a red-and-green plumage and long straight bill: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)

Word Origin for tody

C18: from French todier, from Latin todus small bird

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