hill myna


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hill myna

n.
An Asian starling (Gracula religiosa) having the capacity to mimic human speech and often kept as a pet.

hill′ my`na


n.
a myna of S and SE Asia, Gracula religiosa, having glossy black plumage and yellow neck wattles: bred in captivity for its ability to mimic speech.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.hill myna - glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speechhill myna - glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
mina, minah, myna, myna bird, mynah, mynah bird - tropical Asian starlings
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