crocodile bird love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A black and white African bird (Pluvianus aegyptius) that is related to the plover and feeds on insects that parasitize crocodiles.

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  • n. The Egyptian plover, Pluvianus aegyptius

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an African plover (Pluvianus ægypticus) which alights upon the crocodile and devours its insect parasites, even entering its open mouth (according to reliable writers) in pursuit of files, etc.; -- called also Nile bird. It is the trochilos of ancient writers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the Egyptian black-headed plover, Pluvianus œgyptius, one of several plovers which have been supposed to answer to the trochilus of Herodotus: so called from its association with the crocodile. See cut under Pluvianus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles

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