Ae·​gi·​tha·​los | \ ˌē-jə-ˈthā-ˌläs, -ləs \

Definition of Aegithalos

: a genus of titmice with very long tail feathers — see long-tailed tit

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First Known Use of Aegithalos

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aegithalos

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek aigíthallos, aigíthālos “titmouse,” probably derivative of aígithos “small passerine bird, titmouse”

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“Aegithalos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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