friarbird

[ frahy-er-burd ]
/ ˈfraɪ ərˌbɜrd /
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noun

any of various Australasian honeyeaters, especially of the genus Philemon.

Nearby words

  1. friar preacher,
  2. friar tuck,
  3. friar's balsam,
  4. friar's chair,
  5. friar's lantern,
  6. friarly,
  7. friary,
  8. frib,
  9. fribble,
  10. fribourg

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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British Dictionary definitions for leatherhead

leatherhead

/ (ˈlɛðəˌhɛd) /

noun

another name for friarbird

Leatherhead

/ (ˈlɛðəˌhɛd) /

noun

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

friarbird

/ (ˈfraɪəˌbɜːd) /

noun

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