from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See whydah.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of birds in the family Viduidae, incorporating whydahs and widow finches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See whidan bird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mostly black African weaverbird
From its black plumage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after their usually black plumage. Possibly also because they are brood parasites. (Wiktionary)