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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.]
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(ˈmaɪnə) or


(Animals) any of various tropical Asian starlings of the genera Acridotheres, Gracula, etc, esp G. religiosa (see hill mynah), some of which can mimic human speech
[C18: from Hindi mainā, from Sanskrit madana]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mynah - tropical Asian starlingsmynah - 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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(ˈmainə) noun
a small tropical bird that can mimic human speech.
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References in classic literature ?
'There is a talking mynah' - the thrust came back with the well- remembered snap of the jewelled fore-finger - 'over the stables which has picked up the very tone of the family priest.
Exhibit Species Deep Papuan (Blyth's) hornbill (Rliyticeros Forest (a) plicatus) Free Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi) Flight (a) Black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) Blue-grey tanager (Thraupis episcopus) Crested wood partridge (Rollulus roulroul) Golden-breasted starling (Cosmopsarus regius) Green-naped pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) Inca tern (Larosterna inca) Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) Forest Bourke's parrot (Neophema bourkii), Edge Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) Mountain Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon Clearing (a) cyanotis) Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles) Propagation Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi).
Among the obstructions is the eccentric Miss Mayhew - played by Liverpool actress Eileen O'Brien, and her pet Tom the Mynah Bird, voiced by the legendary Ken Dodd.
One woman told us that when she was young her first boyfriend and his mynah bird moved into her bedsit.
The girls seemed very excited to attend the workshop and take part in a play called 'Safar Maina ka' (Journey of a Mynah).
As per the preliminary data, the main concerns are invasive species such as the mynah bird from Asia, the Prosopis juliflora (mesquite tree) from Central and South America, and the Australian redback spider which is a major problem in housing development projects.
It was a good day for racing's grassroot peers of the realm, as Lord Hartington's home-bred Mynah kept a long-time friendship going with success in the 10-furlong showcase handicap.
Abstract: A 12-year-old female common mynah (Acridotheres tristis) was examined because of dyspnea and coelomic enlargement.
Li believes that the mynah - famed for its ability to impersonate humans - learned to request a cigarette after seeing him ask his wife if he could have one of her smokes.
7.What ability do certain species of mynah bird have that most birds don't have?
At Ascot, Mynah can win the Andrex Handicap (2.45).