whydah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of the first component of widow bird.

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Noun[edit]

whydah (plural whydahs)

  1. Any of various black and white African weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tailfeathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds.

References[edit]

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