Brahminy kite

Brahminy kite

Brahminy kite [brah-muh-nee] Word Origin noun

  1. a common kite, Haliastur indus, of southern Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, having reddish-brown plumage with a white head and breast.

Origin of Brahminy kite 1880–85; Brahminy, derivative of Brahmin, by analogy to such words as Bengali

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