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[mahy-nuh] /ˈmaɪ nə/

any of several Asian birds of the starling family Sturnidae, especially those of the genera Acridotheres and Gracula, certain species of which have the ability to mimic speech and are kept as pets.
any of various tropical Asian starlings of the genera Acridotheres, Gracula, etc, esp G. religiosa (see hill mynah), some of which can mimic human speech

type of passerine bird of India and the East, “talking starling,” 1769, from Hindi maina “a starling,” from Sanskrit madana- “delightful, joyful,” related to madati “it gladdens,” literally “it bubbles,” from PIE root *mad- “moist, wet” (see mast (n.2).


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