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butcherbird

[boo ch-er-burd] /ˈbʊtʃ ərˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of various shrikes of the genus Lanius, which impale their prey upon thorns.
2.
any of several large, carnivorous birds of the genus Cracticus, of Australia and New Guinea, having shrikelike habits.
Origin of butcherbird
1660-1670
1660-70; butcher + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for butcherbird

butcherbird

/ˈbʊtʃəˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
a shrike, esp one of the genus Lanius
2.
any of several Australian magpies of the genus Cracticus that impale their prey on thorns
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