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chuck-will's-widow

[chuhk-wilz-wid-oh] /ˈtʃʌk wɪlzˈwɪd oʊ/
noun
1.
a goatsucker, Caprimulgus carolinensis, of the southern U.S., resembling the whippoorwill but larger.
Origin of chuck-will's-widow
1785-1795
1785-95; fanciful representation of its incessant call
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chuck-will's-widow

noun
1.
a large North American nightjar, Caprimulgus carolinensis, similar to the whippoorwill
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