Pen·thes·tes \penˈtheˌstēz\

Definition of Penthestes

  1. taxonomic synonym of parus

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Origin and Etymology of penthestes

New Latin, probably from Greek penthein to mourn (akin to Greek penthos grief, sorrow) + esthēs clothing; from its including the black-capped variety — more at pathos, wear

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to criticize severely

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