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chuck-will's-widow

[ chuhk-wilz-wid-oh ]
/ ˈtʃʌk wɪlzˈwɪd oʊ /
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noun
a goatsucker, Caprimulgus carolinensis, of the southern U.S., resembling the whippoorwill but larger.
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Origin of chuck-will's-widow

First recorded in 1785–95; fanciful representation of its incessant call

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chuck-will's-widow

noun
a large North American nightjar, Caprimulgus carolinensis, similar to the whippoorwill
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