Definition of mynah
: 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
Recent Examples of mynah from the Web
Folktales and royal texts are replete with mynahs, parrots, and pigeons that adorned imperial courts and entertained wealthy families.
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Origin and Etymology of mynah
Hindi & Urdu mainā hill mynah, from Sanskrit madana, a kind of bird
First Known Use: 1620See Words from the same year
MYNAH Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of mynah for Students
: an Asian bird that is related to the starling and can be trained to mimic words
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