coly

noun
co·​ly | \ ˈkōlē \
plural -es

Definition of coly

: any of a small group of fruit-eating African birds with long tails and soft somewhat hairy grayish brown plumage comprising the genus Colius (family Coliidae) and ranking as a distinct order (Coliiformes)

called also mousebird

History and Etymology for coly

New Latin colius, probably from Greek kolios green woodpecker

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“Coly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coly. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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