Parotia

noun

Pa·​ro·​tia
pəˈrōsh(ē)ə,
-ōtēə
: a genus of birds of paradise including several forms distinguished by the presence of three long spatulate feathers on each side of the head

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin parotis tumor near the ear + New Latin -ia

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“Parotia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parotia. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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