the ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus, a songbird that builds a nest shaped like a dome.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of teacher bird
1930–35, Americanism;teacher fancifully representing the bird's note
Words nearby teacher bird
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