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.

Words nearby kiskadee

Origin of kiskadee

First recorded in 1890–95; said to be imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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