Whip"-poor-will`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American bird (Antrostomus vociferus) allied to the nighthawk and goatsucker; -- so called in imitation of the peculiar notes which it utters in the evening. [Written also whippowil.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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