Empidonax

noun
Em·​pi·​do·​nax | \ ˌempəˈdōˌnaks, emˈpidᵊnˌaks \

Definition of Empidonax

: a genus of small olivaceous American flycatchers comprising several familiar birds (such as the least flycatcher and the Acadian flycatcher)

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History and Etymology for Empidonax

New Latin, irregular from Greek empid-, empis + anax lord, master

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“Empidonax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Empidonax. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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