Coracias

noun
Co·​ra·​ci·​as | \ kōˈrāsēəs, kəˈ- \

Definition of Coracias

: 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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History and Etymology for Coracias

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

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“Coracias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coracias. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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