from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Caprimulgidae, including the whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) and the chuck-will's-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and most extensive genus of goatsuckers, of the subfamily Caprimulginæ, formerly conterminous with the family Caprimulgidæ, but now commonly restricted to species strictly congeneric with the European goatsucker, night-jar, night-churr, or fern-owl, Caprimulgus europæus.
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- n. type genus of the Caprimulgidae
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