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Narina, noun2

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
So named by Francois le Vaillant after a Khoikhoi woman with whom he formed a romantic attachment, and who, at his request, adopted the name Narina (Khoikhoi ‘flower’). Cf. Nerine.
In full Narina trogon: the tropical and subtropical forest bird Apaloderma narina of the Trogonidae, noted for its bright metallic green and red plumage; bush lory.
[1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. I. 382I found her name difficult to be pronounced, disagreeable to the ear, and very insignificant according to my ideas; I therefore gave her a new one, and called her Narina, which, in the Hottentot language, signifies a flower.]
1992 S. Afr. Panorama Mar.Apr. 120Birds twitter in a lush botanical garden. Some are like flitting jewels — the red flash of the lourie or the rare orange-green narina trogon.
the tropical and subtropical forest bird Apaloderma narina of the Trogonidae, noted for its bright metallic green and red plumage; bush lory.

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