centzontle

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English[edit]

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish cenzontle, from Classical Nahuatl centzontleh, shortened form of centzontlahtōleh ‎(mockingbird, literally possessor of four hundred words), from centzontli ‎(four hundred, a count of four hundred) + tlahtōlli ‎(language, word, statement) + -eh ‎(possessor of).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

centzontle ‎(plural centzontles)

  1. (rare) A mockingbird.