mynah

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noun my·nah \ˈmī-nə\
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myna

Definition of mynah

  1. :  any of various Asian starlings (especially genera Acridotheres, Gracula, and Sturnus); especially :  a dark brown slightly crested bird (A. tristis) of southeastern Asia with a white tail tip and wing markings and bright yellow bill and feet — compare hill mynah

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Origin and Etymology of mynah

Hindi & Urdu mainā hill mynah, from Sanskrit madana, a kind of bird


First Known Use: 1620


MYNAH Defined for English Language Learners

mynah

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noun my·nah \ˈmī-nə\

Definition of mynah for English Language Learners

  • : a black bird from Asia that is often kept as a pet and trained to copy the sounds of words


MYNAH Defined for Kids

mynah

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noun my·nah \ˈmī-nə\
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myna

\ˈmī-nə\

Definition of mynah for Students

  1. :  an Asian bird that is related to the starling and can be trained to mimic words


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