Definition of whydah
: any of various mostly brownish African passerine birds (genera Euplectes and Vidua) often kept as cage birds and distinguished in the male by black-and-white plumage and by long tail feathers during the breeding season
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The flashy whydah, Vidua macroura, is a native of sub-Saharan Africa.
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Origin and Etymology of whydah
alteration of widow (bird)
First Known Use: 1783See Words from the same year
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