whippoorwill

whippoorwill
{'wipuəwil}
n зоол. американски козодой (Caprimulgus vociferus)
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{'wipuъwil} n зоол. американски козодой (Caprimulgus voc
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n зоол. американски козодой (caprimulgus vociferus)
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whippoorwill[´wipu¸wil] n зоол. американски козодой Caprimulgus vociferus.

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  • whippoorwill — [hwip′ər wil΄, wip′ər wil΄] n. pl. whippoorwills or whippoorwill [echoic of its cry] a dark, insect eating, nocturnal nightjar (Caprimulgus vociferus) of E North America …   English World dictionary

  • whippoorwill — 1709, imitative of its cry …   Etymology dictionary

  • whippoorwill — ► NOUN ▪ a North and Central American nightjar with a distinctive call. ORIGIN imitative of its call …   English terms dictionary

  • whippoorwill — /hwip euhr wil , wip ; hwip euhr wil , wip /, n. a nocturnal North American nightjar, Caprimulgus vociferus, having a variegated plumage of gray, black, white, and tawny. [1700 10, Amer.; imit.] * * * Species (Caprimulgus vociferus) of nocturnal… …   Universalium

  • whippoorwill — [[t]wɪ̱pʊə(r)wɪl[/t]] whippoorwills N COUNT A whippoorwill is a North American bird that is active at night and has a call that sounds like whip poor will …   English dictionary

  • whippoorwill — noun a nocturnal insectivorous bird of North America, Caprimulgus vociferus, a type of nightjar, named after its characteristic call …   Wiktionary

  • whippoorwill —  North American bird, so named because of its call …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • whippoorwill — n. songbird that is native to North America and is known for its dark spotted plumage and unique song …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whippoorwill — [ wɪpəwɪl] noun a North and Central American nightjar with a distinctive call. [Caprimulgus vociferus.] Origin C18: imitative of its call …   English new terms dictionary

  • whippoorwill — noun (C) a small North American bird which makes a noise that sounds like its name …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whippoorwill — whip·poor·will …   English syllables

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