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friarbird

[frahy-er-burd] /ˈfraɪ ərˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of various Australasian honeyeaters, especially of the genus Philemon.
Also called leatherhead [leth -er-hed] /ˈlɛð ərˌhɛd/ (Show IPA).
Origin of friarbird
1840-1850
1840-50; friar + bird; so called from its tonsured head
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leatherhead

/ˈlɛðəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
another name for friarbird

Leatherhead

/ˈlɛðəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Surrey. Pop: 42 885 (2001)

friarbird

/ˈfraɪəˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Philemon, having a naked head
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