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

  • n. A cranelike tropical American bird (Eurypyga helias), having mottled brownish plumage and often spreading its wings and tail in a showy display.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sunbittern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a singular South American bird (Eurypyga helias), in some respects related both to the rails and herons. It is beautifully variegated with white, brown, and black. Called also sunbird, and tiger bittern.


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