motacilla

noun
mo·​ta·​cil·​la | \ ˌmōtəˈsilə \

Definition of motacilla

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Motacillidae) of oscine birds comprising the wagtails
2 plural -s : any bird of the genus Motacilla

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History and Etymology for motacilla

New Latin, from Latin motacilla wagtail

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“Motacilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motacilla. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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