parson bird


noun


Nearby words

  1. parsley family,
  2. parsley fern,
  3. parsley piert,
  4. parsnip,
  5. parson,
  6. parson's nose,
  7. parsonage,
  8. parsonic,
  9. parsons,
  10. parsons table

Origin of parson bird

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for parson bird

parson bird

noun

another name for tui

Word Origin for parson bird

C19: so called because of its dark plumage with white neck feathers

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