elaenia

noun
elae·​nia | \ ə̇ˈlēnēə \

Definition of elaenia

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

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History and Etymology for elaenia

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 17 May. 2022.

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