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trochilus

[ trok-uh-luhs ]
/ ˈtrɒk ə ləs /
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noun, plural troch·i·li [trok-uh-lahy]. /ˈtrɒk əˌlaɪ/. Architecture.
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Origin of trochilus

1555–65; <Greek tróchilos;see trochlea
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British Dictionary definitions for trochilus

trochilus
/ (ˈtrɒkɪləs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
another name for hummingbird
any of several Old World warblers, esp Phylloscopus trochilus (willow warbler)

Word Origin for trochilus

C16: via Latin from Greek trokhilos name of a small Egyptian bird said by ancient writers to pick the teeth of crocodiles, from trekhein to run
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