chuck-will's-widow

[chuhk-wilz-wid-oh]

Origin of chuck-will's-widow

First recorded in 1785–95; fanciful representation of its incessant call
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British Dictionary definitions for chuck-will's-widow

chuck-will's-widow

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