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puffbird

[puhf-burd] /ˈpʌfˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American birds of the family Bucconidae, related to the barbets, having a large head with the feathers often fluffed out.
Origin of puffbird
1815-1825
1815-25; puff + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for puffbird

puffbird

/ˈpʌfˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of various brownish tropical American birds of the family Bucconidae, having a large head: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
Word Origin
C19: so called because of its habit of puffing out its feathers
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