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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the night hawk; -- so called from the loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the evening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local or popular name in the United States of the night-hawk or long-winged goatsucker, Chordeiles popetue or C. virginianus.

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

  • n. mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker


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