frogmouth

[ frog-mouth, frawg- ]
/ ˈfrɒgˌmaʊθ, ˈfrɔg- /

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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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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