noun Par·us \ˈpa(a)rəs\

Definition of Parus

  1. :  a genus of the family Paridae comprising the titmice, chickadees, and tits but in many classifications now having most species placed in other genera

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Origin and Etymology of parus

New Latin, from Latin, titmouse

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to cast off or become cast off

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