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tody

[ toh-dee ]
/ ˈtoʊ di /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for tody

tody
/ (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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