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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fissirostral picarian birds of the family Caprimulgidæ, or goatsuckers; the poor-wills: so called from the hoariness of the plumage, which resembles that of a moth. The type is Nuttall's poor-will, P. nuttalli, common in western parts of the United States.


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