What US state's name derives from a
Greek phrase meaning "beautiful bird"?
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The name comes from the 16th-century
Spanish novel The Adventures of Esplandia,
wherein are found Queen Califa (from Greek kallos, beauty) and her 500-griffin army (a type of
bird; thus, Greek ornis, bird); hence,
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