Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various chiefly nocturnal, insectivorous birds of the family Caprimulgidae, especially those in the genus Caprimulgus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bird, Caprimulgus europæus, of the family Caprimulgidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A goatsucker, esp. the European species. See Illust. of goatsucker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various medium-sized nocturnal birds of the family Caprimulgidae, that feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.

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

  • noun mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects

Etymologies

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

[night + jar (from their harsh calls).]

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