noun mo·ta·cil·la \ˌmōtəˈsilə\

Definition of motacilla

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Motacillidae) of oscine birds comprising the wagtails

  2. 2 plural -s :  any bird of the genus Motacilla

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Origin and Etymology of motacilla

New Latin, from Latin motacilla wagtail

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to cast off or become cast off

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