Parotia

noun
Pa·​ro·​tia | \ pəˈrōsh(ē)ə, -ōtēə \

Definition of Parotia

: a genus of birds of paradise including several forms distinguished by the presence of three long spatulate feathers on each side of the head

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History and Etymology for Parotia

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 20 Jan. 2021.

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