Widow-bird Definition

noun

Any of several species of birds in the family Viduidae, incorporating whydahs and widow finches.

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Synonyms:
whidahwhydah

Other Word Forms of Widow-bird

Noun

Singular:
widow-bird
Plural:
widow-birds

Origin of Widow-bird

  • Named after their usually black plumage. Possibly also because they are brood parasites.

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