Tyrannus

noun Ty·ran·nus \tə̇ˈranəs, tīˈr-\

Definition of Tyrannus

  1. :  the type genus of Tyrannidae comprising the kingbird and closely related birds or in former classifications the greater part of the family

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Origin and Etymology of tyrannus

New Latin, from Latin, tyrant


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