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

Definition of Acridotheres

: 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

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First Known Use of Acridotheres

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acridotheres

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

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“Acridotheres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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