quelea [kwee-lee-uh] Word Origin noun

  1. any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea (red-billed quelea), noted for its vast flocks that destroy grain crops.

Origin of quelea 1925–30; New Latin: genus name (1850; earlier as a species name), perhaps alteration of Medieval Latin qualea quail

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