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dollarbird

[ dol-er-burd ]
/ ˈdɒl ərˌbɜrd /
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noun

a common roller, Eurystomus orientalis, of Asia and Australia, having on its wings a silvery spot the size of a dollar.

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Origin of dollarbird

First recorded in 1840–50; dollar + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for dollarbird

dollarbird
/ (ˈdɒləˌbɜːd) /

noun

a bird, Eurystomus orientalis, of S and SE Asia and Australia, with a round white spot on each wing: family Coraciidae (rollers), order Coraciiformes
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