Poor-will
Poor-will Poor"-will`, n. [So called in imitation of its note.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the Western United States ({Phal[ae]noptilus Nutalli}) allied to the whip-poor-will. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poor|will — «PUR wihl», noun. a bird of western North America that feeds on insects and closely resembles the whippoorwill. It is definitely proved that the poorwill hibernates. ╂[imitative of its note] …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor-will — /poor wil /, n. a goatsucker, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, of western North America. [1875 80, Amer.; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • poor-will — /poor wil /, n. a goatsucker, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, of western North America. [1875 80, Amer.; imit.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whip-poor-will — Taxobox name = Whip poor will image width = 240px image caption = Adult male status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae unranked ordo = Cypselomorphae… …   Wikipedia

  • Mexican Whip-poor-will — Whip poor will Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Whip-poor-will — n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American bird ({Antrostomus vociferus}) allied to the nighthawk and goatsucker; so called in imitation of the peculiar notes which it utters in the evening. [Written also {whippowil}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whip-poor-will — Engoulevent bois pourri Engoulevent bois pourri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • whip-poor-will — Caprimulgus Caprimulgus n. the type genus of the {Caprimulgidae}, including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}) and the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}). Syn: genus {Caprimulgus}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whip-poor-will — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whip-poor-will — niūrusis lėlys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Antrostomus vociferus; Caprimulgus vociferus angl. whip poor will vok. Schwarzkehl Nachtschwalbe, f rus. жалобный козодой, m pranc. engoulevent bois pourri, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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