Nile bird
Nile Nile (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster]

{Nile bird}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird.

{Nile goose} (Zo["o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nile bird — Crocodile Croc o*dile (kr[o^]k [ o]*d[imac]l; 277), n. [L. crocodilus, Gr. kroko deilos: cf. F. crocodile. Cf. {Cookatrice}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large reptile of the genus {Crocodilus}, of several species. They grow to the length of sixteen or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nile bird — noun Usage: usually capitalized N Etymology: from Nile, river in Africa 1. dialect England : wryneck 2. : crocodile bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nile — (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nile goose — Nile Nile (n[imac]l), n. [L. Nilus, Gr. Nei^los.] The great river of Egypt. [1913 Webster] {Nile bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The crocodile bird. {Nile goose} (Zo[ o]l.), the Egyptian goose. See Note under {Goose}, 2. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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