frigate bird

frigate bird

noun
any of several predacious seabirds of the genus Fregata, having fully webbed feet.
Also, frigatebird.
Also called man-o'-war bird.


Origin:
1730–40

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frigate bird
 
n
Also called: man-of-war bird any bird of the genus Fregata and family Fregatidae, of tropical and subtropical seas, having a long bill with a downturned tip, a wide wingspan, and a forked tail: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)

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