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n. pl. to·dies
Any of various small, mostly insectivorous birds of the genus Todus of the West Indies, having colorful, predominantly green plumage and a bright red throat.

[Probably from French todier, from New Latin Todus, genus name, from Latin *todus, assumed singular (used as the genus name for the todies by 18th-century naturalists) of plural todī, small birds of a certain kind.]
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n, pl -dies
(Animals) any small bird of the family Todidae of the Caribbean, having a red-and-green plumage and long straight bill: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
[C18: from French todier, from Latin todus small bird]
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Noun1.tody - tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight billtody - tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
genus Todus, Todus - type genus of the Todidae
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