from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.
  • n. A bird related to the kite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Milvinæ, or having their characters.
  • n. A member of the Milvinæ, any kite.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • OW 1868-1885 OW larine gull OW tringine sandpiper OW meleagrine turkey W trochilidine humming - milvine kite 1727-1842 bird 1885 OW OW trochiline humming - nestorine kea, kaka W bird W phasianine pheasant turdine thrush 1890 1868

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