Petroica

noun Pe·troi·ca \pə̇‧ˈtrȯikə, -rōə̇kə\

Definition of Petroica

  1. :  a genus of flycatchers (family Muscicapidae) of Australia and the Pacific islands that are usually dark above with pale underparts and pink to scarlet breasts

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of petroica

New Latin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Petroica? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!