noun Co·ra·ci·as \kōˈrāsēəs, kəˈ-\

Definition of Coracias

  1. :  a genus of vigorous active brightly colored birds related to and somewhat resembling the kingfishers and being the type of a widespread Old World family Coraciidae

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Origin and Etymology of coracias

New Latin, from Greek korakias, a kind of chough; akin to Greek korax raven — more at raven

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to cast off or become cast off

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