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oilbird

[ oil-burd ]
/ ˈɔɪlˌbɜrd /
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noun
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Origin of oilbird

First recorded in 1890–95; oil + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for oilbird

oilbird
/ (ˈɔɪlˌbɜːd) /

noun
a nocturnal gregarious cave-dwelling bird, Steatornis caripensis, of N South America and Trinidad, having a hooked bill and dark plumage: family Steatornithidae, order CaprimulgiformesAlso called: guacharo
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