Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small birds of the family Todidae, of the West Indies, related to the kingfisher and the motmot and having colorful, predominantly green plumage and a bright red throat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the genus Todus of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of small insectivorous West Indian birds of the genus Todus. They are allied to the kingfishers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the genus Todus or family Todidæ.
  • n. One of several birds formerly misplaced in the genus Todus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill

Etymologies

Probably from French todier, from New Latin Todus, genus name, from Latin todus, a kind of small bird.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Hey Wingshooter was gonna head out (working tody trying to catch up from the week) but decided to check in.

    Tighten Chokes, Lighten Up

  • Huffington Post ran a piece tody about McCain employing trolls to post on message boards.

    Clinton slightly narrows pledged delegate gap with Obama

  • But the next day 50, and the past 3 mornings have stretched that to 200, 300 and 400. may leave it at that for a couple days though, my calves are caning tody.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Burger Lite 2 Jun

  • The yellow-shouldered amazon (Amazona barbadensis) has a "vulnerable status", and the Maracaibo tody-flycatcher (Todirotrum viridanum) has a "near threatened" status.

    Lara-Falcón dry forests

  • Cost has an excellent analysis of the echo chamber effect the media has created tody on Real Clear Politics that is well worth the read.

    Time.com's Cox: Sorry, Hillary Is Not Inevitable

  • The list of Islamic legal horrors is very long…and its very sad that precisely tody in the uk the prime minister answer by a strong NO to 6575 English and EX-muslims and Boudhists etc who asked the premier minister to stop charia law in the UK, because of the particular cruelty of its rules.

    Women Erased in Israel, Flogged in Pakistan and Restricted in Afghanistan - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The tody programe at 7.30 this morning had the whole comment about Elliot Morley & his dishonist 16 grand without once mentioning that he is labour.

    Open Thread

  • Among the endemic birds associated with mangroves are the Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus, the Jamaican tody Todus todus, and endemic subspecies of the mangrove warbler Dendroica petechia gundlachi, and the clapper rail Rallus longirostris caribaeus.

    Greater Antilles mangroves

  • Examples are buff-breasted tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae), white-winged cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea), seven-colored tanager (Tangara fastuosa), and yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yarrellii).

    Pernambuco interior forests

  • Of the 35 species of land birds reported, the most representative are the broad-billed tody (Tordus subulatos), burrowing owl, "cucú" (Athene cunicularia), palm crow, "cao" (Corvus palmarum), and vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima).

    Enriquillo wetlands

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  • birder alert!

    September 17, 2010