tody

noun to·dy \ˈtōdē, -di\

Definition of tody

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  any of several tiny nonpasserine insectivorous West Indian birds constituting the genus Todus, being closely related to the kingfishers, having a long flattened bill with strong rictal bristles, and nesting in holds in banks — see green tody

  2. 2 :  any of various small brightly colored birds (as some American flycatchers) — compare royal flycatcher

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Origin and Etymology of tody

modification of French todier, from Latin todus, a small bird


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