Definition of tyrannulet in English:

tyrannulet

Syllabification: ty·ran·nu·let
Pronunciation: /təˈranyəlit
 
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noun

  • A small tropical American bird of the tyrant flycatcher family, typically with drab grayish or greenish plumage.
    • Family Tyrannidae: several genera and many species
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    • In all most-parsimonious trees, an elevated trabecular plate is homologous in all genera of ‘tyrannulets’ and allies.
    • Furthermore, Straneck's treatment of an Argentine tyrannulet taxon as referable to S. griseiceps and the resulting revalidation of S. griseiceps are not confirmed.
    • The most popular sulphuric body part is the belly, with bulbuls, flycatchers, tyrannulets, tyrant-manakins, warblers, and whistlers all so named.

Origin

diminutive based on modern Latin Tyrannus (genus name), from Greek turannos 'tyrant'.

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