from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various birds, especially the shrike, that impale their prey on thorns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fiscal shrike, Lanius collaris
- n. any of the magpie-like birds in the genus Cracticus
butcher + bird, from its habit of hanging its prey. (Wiktionary)