Definition of lutino in English:

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Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈtēnō/

noun (plural lutinos)

[often as modifier]
A bird (especially a bird of the parrot family that is often kept as a pet) with more yellow in the plumage than is usual for the species.
Example sentences
  • I am harboring a non-native species in my apartment - a lutino cockatiel.
  • Originally, parakeets were only available in shades of yellow and green; the albino lutino, a yellow bird with pink eyes and white cheeks, appeared only as a mutation.
  • Some of the other birds you get to see here are the African parrot, guineafowl, diamond dove, lutinos, cockatiel and ducks.


Early 20th century: from Latin luteus 'yellow' + -ino, on the pattern of albino.

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Syllabification: lu·ti·no

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