Lod·​di·​ge·​sia | \ ˌlädəˈjēzēə \

Definition of Loddigesia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Loddigesia

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

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“Loddigesia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loddigesia. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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