whydah

noun whyd·ah \ ˈhwi-də , ˈwi- \

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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Origin and Etymology of whydah

alteration of widow (bird)


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