Quelea definition

kwēlē-ə
Any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea, a small red-billed bird that is destructive to grain crops.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Ploceidae.
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Origin of quelea

  • New Latin Quelea genus name perhaps alteration of Medieval Latin qualea quail ultimately from Vulgar Latin coacula of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition