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bonxie

[bongk-see] /ˈbɒŋk si/
noun
1.
skua (def 1).
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; of uncertain origin; final element is apparently -sy
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bonxie

/ˈbɒŋksɪ/
noun
1.
(originally in Shetland) the great skua See skua
Word Origin
C19: probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian bunke heap, something dumpy
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