Definition of fody in English:

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fody

Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊdi/

noun (plural fodies)

A songbird of the weaver family occurring in Madagascar and islands in the Indian Ocean, the male of which typically has mainly red plumage.
  • Genus Foudia, family Ploceidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Whilst the fodies have attracted much conservation and research effort, the blue pigeons have not.
  • The native fodies may also face competition from the Madagascar fody, which has been introduced to Mauritius.
  • When adult terns are disturbed, the fody tips the egg from its branch onto the ground to smash it and then eats it.

Origin

A local word.

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