[ goht-suhk-er ]
/ ˈgoʊtˌsʌk ər /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of goatsucker
1605–15; so called because formerly believed to suck the milk of goats; translation of Latin caprimulgus, itself translation of Greek aigothḗlas
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British Dictionary definitions for goatsucker
/ (ˈɡəʊtˌsʌkə) /
US and Canadian any nocturnal bird of the family Caprimulgidae, esp Caprimulgus europaeus (European nightjar): order Caprimulgiformes.Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nightjar
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