parula


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par·u·la

 (păr′ə-lə, -yə-)
n.
Any of several small warblers of the genus Parula, especially P. americana of eastern North America.

[New Latin Pārula, genus name : Pārus, genus of tits of the Eastern Hemisphere in which the parulas were formerly classified (from Late Latin, titmouse; akin to Latin parra, a species of bird whose cry was considered an ill omen, of unknown origin) + Latin -ula, feminine of -ulus, diminutive suff.]
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Noun1.parula - type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblersParula - type genus of the Parulidae: wood warblers
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Parulidae, Parulidae - New World warblers
northern parula, Parula americana, parula warbler - small grey-blue wood warbler with yellow throat and breast; of eastern North America
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One of the most interesting birds of the year was a cerulean warbler/northern parula hybrid discovered at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva.
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Like the American bird swept along the jet stream to Scotland, featured in 'A Northern Parula Blown to the Hebrides', the poet is a voyager who ends up in an unknown place, 'blown across the sea' and 'dropped out of the sky.
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RSPB Scotland officer John Bowler spotted the nothern parula, which is smaller than a blue tit.