loggerhead shrike


noun

a common, North American shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, gray above and white below with black wings, tail, and facial mask.

Nearby words

  1. loge,
  2. loggan stone,
  3. logged,
  4. logger,
  5. loggerhead,
  6. loggerhead turtle,
  7. loggerheads,
  8. loggets,
  9. loggia,
  10. logging

Origin of loggerhead shrike

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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