crotophaga

noun, capitalized
cro·​toph·​a·​ga | \krōˈtäfəgə\

Definition of crotophaga 

: a genus of birds consisting of the anis

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History and Etymology for crotophaga

New Latin, from Greek krotōn tick + New Latin -phaga

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