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or mynah
, common name for any of a number of species of Asian starlings found chiefly in India and Sri Lanka, some of which are known for vocal mimicry. Most familiar is the hill myna, Gracula religiosa, a large (12–15 in.
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mynah

, myna
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
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