Mesitornis

noun Mes·it·or·nis

Definition of Mesitornis

  1. :  a genus that consists of two species (M. variegata and M. unicolor) of Madagascan birds related to the rails but resembling thrushes and that with the monotypic genus Monias forms the family Mesitornithidae

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Origin and Etymology of mesitornis

New Latin, from Greek mesitēs + New Latin -ornis


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