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tropic bird

or tropicbird

noun
1.
any of several web-footed seabirds of the family Phaethontidae, chiefly of tropical seas, having white plumage with black markings and a pair of greatly elongated central tail feathers.
Also called boatswain bird.
Origin of tropic bird
1675-1685
1675-85
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