Aegithalos

noun

Ae·​gi·​tha·​los
ˌē-jə-ˈthā-ˌläs,
-ləs
: a genus of titmice with very long tail feathers see long-tailed tit

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aegithalos was in 1886

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“Aegithalos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aegithalos. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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