whydah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

alteration of the first component of widow bird

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

whydah (plural whydahs)

  1. name for various African, black-and-white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail-feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967