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Definition of "myna" []

  • Any of various starlings of southeast Asia, having bluish-black or dark brown coloration and yellow bills. Certain species, especially the hill myna (Gracula religiosa), are known for mimicry of human speech. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "myna" in a sentence
  • "The myna is a bird considerably smaller than a crow."
  • "European Pressphoto Agency Egrets sat with myna birds on a shrub in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, near the northeastern Indian city of Gauhati, Assam, Nov. 5."
  • "Wieden+Kennedy 'My parrot, your myna,' says this poster, a wordplay on male and female body parts."