a large black-and-white bird, Rhipidura leucophrys, of Australia and New Guinea, having bristles around the upper bill and a long, fanlike tail.
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?
Words nearby willy wagtail
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British Dictionary definitions for willy wagtail
Australian a black-and-white flycatcher, Rhipidura leucophrys, having white feathers over the brows
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