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turdine

[ tur-dahyn, -din ]
/ ˈtɜr daɪn, -dɪn /
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Turdidae, comprising the true thrushes.

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Origin of turdine

1885–90; <New Latin Turdinae subfamily name, equivalent to Turd(us) genus name (Latin: thrush) + -inae-inae; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for turdine

turdine
/ (ˈtɜːdaɪn, -dɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of thrushes

Word Origin for turdine

C19: from Latin turdus thrush
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