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thunderbird

[ thuhn-der-burd ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌbɜrd /
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noun
(in the mythology of some North American Indians) a huge, eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain.
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Origin of thunderbird

First recorded in 1820–30; thunder + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for thunderbird

thunderbird
/ (ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd) /

noun
a legendary bird that produces thunder, lightning, and rain according to the folk belief of several North American Indian peoples
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