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kiskadee

[kis-kuh-dee] /ˈkɪs kəˌdi/
noun
1.
any of several American flycatchers of the genus Pitangus, especially P. sulphuratus (great kiskadee) ranging from the southwest U.S. to Argentina and noted for their loud calls and aggressive nature.
Origin of kiskadee
1890-1895
1890-95; said to be imitative
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  • Luncheon on the day following the kiskadee bird's narrow squeak for his life was a dreary affair for Mr. Fitzhugh Carroll.

    The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams

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