epthianura

noun
ep·​thi·​a·​nu·​ra | \ ˌepthēəˈn(y)u̇rə \

Definition of epthianura

1 capitalized : a genus of very small short-tailed Australian birds (family Sylviidae)
2 plural -s : any bird of the genus Epthianura : chat sense 3b

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History and Etymology for epthianura

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Greek ephthien oura the tail has wasted away

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“Epthianura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epthianura. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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