capitalized : a genus of small crested insectivorous birds (family Tyrannidae) of tropical America and the West Indies
plural -s : any bird of the genus Elaenia

Word History


New Latin, modification of Greek elaïnea, feminine of elaïneos of the olive, of olivewood, from elaia olive; from the color of the plumage

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“Elaenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elaenia. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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