Loddigesia

noun

Lod·​di·​ge·​sia
ˌlädəˈjēzēə
: a genus of hummingbirds containing one species (L. mirabilis) of Peru in which the two outer tail feathers are very long and devoid of webs except at the ends

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Conrad Loddiges †1826 English nurseryman + New Latin -ia

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“Loddigesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loddigesia. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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