Definitions starting with C

ID #3940


(Mayag., Inagua); chim-chim (Nassau) [cf. DJE chichi bud (imitative) a singing bird cf. also Yoruba tintin sp. of small song bird (Oyedeji p.c.)] Also chimmy (Eleu., San Sal.); chimper (Andros); chin-chin (San Sal.); chinker (Exuma); jinjy (San Sal.) n. a bird, the banana quit (Coereba flaveola).= BAHAMA SPARROW, BANANA BIRD 1, JINJY, YELLOW BREAST cf. CHIP-CHIP

Tags: animal, bird, noun, onomatopoeia, reduplication

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Last update: 2012-01-09 19:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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