noun Mol·o·thrus \ˈmäləthrəs\

Definition of Molothrus

  1. :  a genus of Icteridae consisting of the cowbirds

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Origin and Etymology of molothrus

New Latin, probably modification of Greek molobros greedy fellow

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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