Setophaga

noun

Se·​toph·​a·​ga
sə̇ˈtäfəgə
: a genus of fly-catching warblers consisting of the American redstart and numerous related species of Central and South America
setophagine
-fəˌjīn
-jə̇n
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek sēto- (from sēt-, sēs moth, probably from Syriac sāsā) + New Latin -phaga

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“Setophaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Setophaga. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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