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kingbird

[ king-burd ]
/ ˈkɪŋˌbɜrd /
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noun
any of several American tyrant flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, especially T. tyrannus(eastern kingbird ), of North America, known for their pugnacious disposition toward predators.
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Also called bee martin.

Origin of kingbird

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; king + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for kingbird

kingbird
/ (ˈkɪŋˌbɜːd) /

noun
any of several large American flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, esp T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird or bee martin)
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