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tody

[toh-dee] /ˈtoʊ di/
noun, plural todies.
1.
any of several small West Indian birds of the family Todidae, related to the motmots and kingfishers, having brightly colored green and red plumage.
Origin of tody
apparently < French todier, based on New Latin Todus a genus, Latin: a kind of small bird
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tody

/ˈtəʊdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
any small bird of the family Todidae of the Caribbean, having a red-and-green plumage and long straight bill: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
Word Origin
C18: from French todier, from Latin todus small bird
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