Definition of parid in US English:

parid

noun

Ornithology
  • A bird of the family Paridae of small insectivorous passerines; a titmouse or chickadee.

adjective

Ornithology
  • Of, relating to, or designating birds of the family Paridae.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of Animal Ecology. From scientific Latin Paridae, family name from Parus, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 189: see note) + -idae.

Pronunciation

parid

/ˈparɪd/