whippowil
Whip-poor-will 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]

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  • Antrostomus vociferus — Whip poor will 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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