from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An insect-eating nocturnal North American bird (Caprimulgus vociferus) of the goatsucker family, having spotted brown feathers that blend with its woodland habitat.
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- n. a nocturnal insectivorous bird of North America, Caprimulgus vociferus, a type of nightjar, named after its characteristic call.
Imitative of its call.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)