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or my·nah  (mī′nə)
Any of various starlings found in South and Southeast Asia and on some islands of the South Pacific, most of which are bluish-black or dark brown with a yellow bill. Certain species, especially the hill myna, are known for mimicry of human speech.

[Hindi mainā, perhaps from Sanskrit madanaḥ, from madana-, delightful, joyful, from madati, it bubbles.]



(ˈmaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nas or -nahs.
any of various Asian birds of the starling family, esp. of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech when kept as pets.
[1760–70; < Hindi mainā]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myna - tropical Asian starlingsmyna - tropical Asian starlings    
starling - gregarious birds native to the Old World
Acridotheres tristis, crested myna - dark brown crested bird of southeastern Asia
grackle, Gracula religiosa, hill myna, Indian grackle - glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
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