from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name of the Australian oscine passerine birds of the genera Ptilonorhynchus, Chlamydodera, etc., constituting with some authors a subfamily Ptilonorhynchinæ, of the family Oriolidœ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) An Australian bird (
Ptilonorhynchus violaceusor Ptilonorhynchus holosericeus), allied to the starling. The male constructs singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them with bright-colored objects to attract females; the satin bird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A type of
Australasianbird noted for building a large nest decoratedwith bright objects such as shells and glass.
- noun figuratively A person who
collectsobjects for display.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
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