turdine

turdine

[tur-dahyn, -din]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Turdidae, comprising the true thrushes.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Turdinae subfamily name, equivalent to Turd(us) genus name (Latin: thrush) + -inae -inae; see -ine1

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turdine (ˈtɜːdaɪn, -dɪn)
 
adj
of, relating to, or characteristic of thrushes
 
[C19: from Latin turdus thrush]

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