capitalized : the type genus of warblers of the formerly extensive family Sylviidae restricted to the European whitethroat, the blackcap, and related forms
plural -s : any warbler of the genus Sylvia

Word History


New Latin, from the name Sylvia, often used as a nickname for a robin

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“Sylvia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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