eastern kingbird

eastern kingbird

noun
See under kingbird.
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kingbird

[king-burd]
noun
any of several American tyrant flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, especially T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird) of North America, known for their pugnacious disposition toward predators.
Also called bee martin.


Origin:
1770–80, Americanism; king + bird

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kingbird (ˈkɪŋˌbɜːd)
 
n
any of several large American flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, esp T. tyrannus (eastern kingbirdorbee martin)

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