Definition of pitohui in English:

pitohui

noun

  • Any of several New Guinea songbirds constituting the genus Pitohui, which are large flycatchers resembling shrikes, some of them containing a powerful neurotoxin in the skin and feathers (frequently with distinguishing word); (in form Pitohui) the genus itself.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Ernest Thomas Gilliard (1912–1965). From scientific Latin Pitohui, genus name from French Pitohoui from Papuan pitohui.

Pronunciation

pitohui

/pɪtəˈhuːi/