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[toh-dee] /ˈtoʊ di/
noun, plural todies.
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 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -dies
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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