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mynah

noun my·nah \ˈmī-nə\

Simple Definition of mynah

  • : a black bird from Asia that is often kept as a pet and trained to copy the sounds of words

Full Definition of mynah

  1. :  any of various Asian starlings (especially genera Acridotheres, Gracula, and Sturnus); especially :  a dark brown slightly crested bird (A. tristis) of southeastern Asia with a white tail tip and wing markings and bright yellow bill and feet — compare hill mynah

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Variants of mynah

or my·na play \ˈmī-nə\

Origin of mynah

Hindi & Urdu mainā hill mynah, from Sanskrit madana, a kind of bird


First Known Use: 1769

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