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Coly \Co"ly\, n.; pl. Colies. [NL. colius, prob. fr. Gr. ? a kind of woodpecker.] Any bird of the genus Colius and allied gener

  1. They inhabit Africa.


n. Any bird of either of the genus ''Colius'' or ''Urocolius'', endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.


Coly is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Coly (disambiguation)

Coly is a village in the Dordogne department, in France.

Coly may also refer to:

  • Mousebird, a group of birds
  • Ferdinand Coly (born 1973), Senegalese footballer
  • Matar Coly (born 1984), Senegalese footballer
  • Tim Coly, German rugby union player

Usage examples of "coly".

I've a chain of picture houses through northern California, you know, and a couple of years ago when I had some labor trouble I was told that Colyer was the man to get in touch with to have it straightened out.

Minera, James, and Conrad were seated when Spade and Colyer came out of the kitchen.

He made a cigarette, lit it, and said to Colyer, "I'm silly enough to think your Louis has got a lot of right answers in that story of his.