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

  • n. See nighthawk.

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  • n. A New World bird, Chordeiles minor, also known as the common nighthawk.

Etymologies

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

From its roaring sound in flight.

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