Definition of whydah
: any of various mostly brownish African passerine birds (genera Euplectes and Vidua) often kept as cage birds and distinguished in the male by black-and-white plumage and by long tail feathers during the breeding season
Origin of whydah
alteration of widow (bird)
First Known Use: 1783
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