Setophaga

noun
Se·​toph·​a·​ga | \ sə̇ˈtäfəgə \

Definition of Setophaga

: a genus of fly-catching warblers consisting of the American redstart and numerous related species of Central and South America

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Other Words from Setophaga

setophagine \ -​fəˌjīn , -​jə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Setophaga

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 25 Sep. 2020.

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