myna definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different starlings of southeast Asia, having bluish-black or brownish color and yellow bills. Specific species, particularly the mountain myna (Gracula religiosa), are recognized for mimicry of peoples message.
    • Any of a number of Asian starlings of this household Sturnidae
    • Any one of numerous types of Asiatic starlings of genera Acridotheres, Sturnopastor, Sturnia, Gracula, and allied genera. In habits they resemble the European starlings, and like all of them in many cases are caged and taught to chat. See Hill myna, under mountain, and mino bird.
    • See mina.
    • tropical Asian starlings

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