Definition of leiothrix in English:

leiothrix

noun

  • An Asian bird of the babbler family, with orange-yellow underparts and a melodious song, popular as a pet bird. Also called Pekin robin, red-billed leiothrix.

    • ‘House Finches primarily inhabit forest edges and grassland, whereas the leiothrix is generally found in the understory of closed-canopy forest.’
    • ‘The red-billed leiothrix lives in the underbrush of mountain forests, where it often travels in small flocks singing its melodious song.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek leios ‘smooth’ + thrix ‘hair’.

Pronunciation

leiothrix

/ˈlīōˌTHriks/