Acridotheres

noun Ac·ri·do·the·res \ˌa-krə-dō-ˈthir-(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Acridotheres

  1. :  a genus of chiefly Asian passerine birds (family Sturnidae) that include the common myna of southeastern Asia and that are not permitted in the U.S. by private or commercial import because of their destructive feeding habits — compare starling

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of acridotheres

New Latin, modification of Greek akridothēra locust trap, from akrid-, akris grasshopper, locust + -o- + thēra hunt, from thēr wild beast — more at fierce


First Known Use: 1828


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Acridotheres? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!