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snakebird

[ sneyk-burd ]
/ ˈsneɪkˌbɜrd /
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noun

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Origin of snakebird

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; snake + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for snakebird

snakebird
/ (ˈsneɪkˌbɜːd) /

noun

another name for darter
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