Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shrike or butcher-bird.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The northern butcher bird.

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

  • noun zoology The northern butcher bird.

Etymologies

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The bird was believed to kill and impale on thorns nine birds, etc., in succession.

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