Philohela

noun
Phi·​lo·​he·​la | \ fə̇ˈlōhēlə \

Definition of Philohela

: a genus of birds (family Scolopacidae) consisting of the American woodcock

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History and Etymology for Philohela

New Latin, from phil- + Greek helē sun's heat, from hēlios sun

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“Philohela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philohela. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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