Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of whydah.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of whydah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as whidah-bird.

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

  • n. mostly black African weaverbird

Etymologies

alteration of the first component of widow bird (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As they went on, the boys noticed the abundance of the pretty little whidah bird, a lovely little creature, about the size of a lark, but with a tail of such enormous length that in a breeze the power of the wind upon the tail drives the bird to take flight into shelter, so that it shall not be blown away.

    Off to the Wilds Being the Adventures of Two Brothers

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