Coly meaning

kōlē
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Any of an order (Colliformes) of small African birds with a long tail and a crested head, that creeps about on tree branches.
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Any bird of either of the genera Colius or Urocolius, endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.
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Origin of coly

  • New Latin colius, probably from Ancient Greek κολιός (kolios, “a kind of woodpecker”).

    From Wiktionary