sturnine

adjective
stur·​nine | \ ˈstərˌnīn, -nə̇n \

Definition of sturnine

: of, relating to, or resembling a starling

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History and Etymology for sturnine

Late Latin sturninus colored like a starling, from Latin sturnus starling + -inus -ine

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“Sturnine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sturnine. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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