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bananaquit

Syllabification: ba·nan·a·quit
Pronunciation: /bəˈnanəˌkwit
 
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Definition of bananaquit in English:

noun

A small songbird with a curved bill, typically with a white stripe over the eye, a sooty gray back, and yellow underparts. It is common in the West Indies and Central and South America.
  • Coereba flaveola, the only member of the family Coerebidae (sometimes placed in the subfamily Parulinae, family Emberizidae)
Example sentences
  • Roasted-on-site coffees in hand, guests gather at 6 a.m. on the veranda to watch the sun rise over the Arima Valley and ogle the yellow bananaquits and ruby-topaz hummingbirds.
  • Endemic subspecies include Caribbean elaenia, bananaquit, loggerhead kingbird, thick-billed vireo, and vitelline warbler (confined to the Cayman and Swan Islands).
  • Around me was the tiny hoot of ground doves and the twittering of bananaquits.

Origin

see quit2.

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