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frigate bird

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noun

any of several predacious seabirds of the genus Fregata, having fully webbed feet.

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Also called man-o'-war bird.

Origin of frigate bird

First recorded in 1730–40

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British Dictionary definitions for frigate bird

frigate bird

noun

any bird of the genus Fregata and family Fregatidae, of tropical and subtropical seas, having a long bill with a downturned tip, a wide wingspan, and a forked tail: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)Also called: man-of-war bird
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