dollarbird

[ dol-er-burd ]
/ ˈdɒl ərˌbɜrd /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dollar diplomacy,
  2. dollar gap,
  3. dollar sign,
  4. dollar-a-year,
  5. dollar-average,
  6. dollard-des-ormeaux,
  7. dollarfish,
  8. dollarization,
  9. dollars to doughnuts, it's,
  10. dollars-and-cents

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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