plural trochili
: any of several Old World warblers (as the goldcrest or the willow warbler)
capitalized : a formerly extensive genus of hummingbirds that is usually restricted to a long-tailed Jamaican hummingbird (T. polytmus)
plural trochili : scotia

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a small bird, perhaps the golden-crested kinglet, from Greek trochilos crocodile bird, wren; akin to Greek trechein to run

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“Trochilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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