widowbird

noun
wid·​ow·​bird | \ ˈwi-dō-ˌbərd How to pronounce widowbird (audio) \

Definition of widowbird

: any of several whydahs (genus Euplectes)

First Known Use of widowbird

1765, in the meaning defined above

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“Widowbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widowbird. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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