kiskadee

[ kis-kuh-dee ]
/ ˈkɪs kəˌdi /

noun

any of several American flycatchers of the genus Pitangus, especially P. sulphuratus(great kiskadee ), ranging from the southwest U.S. to Argentina and noted for their loud calls and aggressive nature.

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Origin of kiskadee

First recorded in 1890–95; said to be imitative

Words nearby kiskadee

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Example sentences from the Web for kiskadee

  • Luncheon on the day following the kiskadee bird's narrow squeak for his life was a dreary affair for Mr. Fitzhugh Carroll.

    The Unspeakable Perk|Samuel Hopkins Adams