widow bird

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noun


Nearby words

  1. widget,
  2. widgie,
  3. widish,
  4. widnes,
  5. widow,
  6. widow woman,
  7. widow's benefit,
  8. widow's cruse,
  9. widow's mite,
  10. widow's peak

Origin of widow bird

1765–75; translation of New Latin Vidua, name of the genus (Latin: widow). See whydah

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Examples from the Web for widow bird

  • It seems to be what is called the widow-bird, and is formidable to the kite.

    The History of Sumatra|William Marsden


British Dictionary definitions for widow bird

widow bird

noun

another name for whydah
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