thunderbird

[ thuhn-der-burd ]
/ ˈθʌn dərˌbɜrd /

noun

(in the mythology of some North American Indians) a huge, eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain.

Origin of thunderbird

First recorded in 1820–30; thunder + bird
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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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