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roller

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[ roh-ler ]
/ ˈroʊ lər /
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noun

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Origin of roller

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late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at roll, -er1

Definition for roller (2 of 2)

roller2
[ roh-ler ]
/ ˈroʊ lər /

noun Ornithology.

any of several Old World birds of the family Coraciidae that tumble or roll over in flight, especially in the breeding season.
one of a variety of canaries having a warbling or trilling song.

Origin of roller

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1655–65; <German Roller, derivative of rollen to roll
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roller
/ (ˈrəʊlə) /

noun

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