friarbird

[frahy-er-burd]

Origin of friarbird

1840–50; friar + bird; so called from its tonsured head
Also called leath·er·head [leth-er-hed] /ˈlɛð ərˌhɛd/.
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leatherhead

noun
  1. another name for friarbird

Leatherhead

noun
  1. a town in S England, in Surrey. Pop: 42 885 (2001)

friarbird

noun
  1. any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Philemon, having a naked head
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