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frogmouth

[ frog-mouth, frawg- ]
/ ˈfrɒgˌmaʊθ, ˈfrɔg- /
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noun, plural frog·mouths [frog-mouthz, -mouths, frawg-]. /ˈfrɒgˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs, ˈfrɔg-/.
any Australian and Oriental bird of the family Podargidae, related to the goatsuckers, having a broad, flattened, froglike mouth.
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Origin of frogmouth

First recorded in 1850–55; frog1 + mouth
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How to use frogmouth in a sentence

  • The Tawny Frogmouth is one of "the most peculiar," and is the "ugliest of birds."

    An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach

British Dictionary definitions for frogmouth

frogmouth
/ (ˈfrɒɡˌmaʊθ) /

noun
any nocturnal insectivorous bird of the genera Podargus and Batrachostomus, of SE Asia and Australia, similar to the nightjars: family Podargidae, order Caprimulgiformes
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