Definition of mynah in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnə
(also mynah bird or myna)


  • An Asian and Australasian starling that typically has dark plumage, gregarious behaviour, and a loud call.
    • Family Sturnidae: several genera and species, in particular the hill mynah or southern grackle (Gracula religiosa), which is popular as a cage bird because of its ability to mimic the human voice
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    • Sparrows, starlings, Indian mynahs and feral pigeons rarely visit Australian gardens, which welcome an array of colourful native birds.
    • Soil can be seeded within monoculture grass, or trees can be planted widely apart so that they do not become roosts for mynas and starlings.
    • There are even a few rare records of mynas attacking people.


mid 18th century: from Hindi mainā.

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