coly

noun co·ly \ˈkōlē\

Definition of coly

plural

-es

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of coly

New Latin colius, probably from Greek kolios green woodpecker


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