Sturnus

Sturnus
noun
type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
Syn: ↑genus Sturnus
Hypernyms: ↑bird genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sturnidae, ↑family Sturnidae
Member Meronyms: ↑common starling, ↑Sturnus vulgaris, ↑Pastor, ↑subgenus Pastor

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\\-_nəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, starling — more at starling
: the type genus of Sturnidae including the common starling

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sturnus /stûrˈnəs/
noun
Any bird of the starling genus (Sturnus) giving name to the family Sturˈnidae /-ni-dē/
ORIGIN: L sturnus starling
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sturˈnine or sturˈnoid adjective

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