dorhawk
Goatsucker Goat"suck`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also {goat-milker}, {goat owl}, {goat chaffer}, {fern owl}, {night hawk}, {nightjar}, {night churr}, {churr-owl}, {gnat hawk}, and {dorhawk}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dorhawk — Dor hawk , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European goatsucker; so called because it eats the dor beetle. See {Goatsucker}. [Written also {dorrhawk}.] Booth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorhawk — [dôr′hôk΄] n. 〚dor, a buzzing insect + HAWK1: so named from eating such insects〛 NIGHTJAR * * * …   Universalium

  • dorhawk — [dôr′hôk΄] n. [dor, a buzzing insect + HAWK1: so named from eating such insects] NIGHTJAR …   English World dictionary

  • dorhawk — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dor (I) + hawk; from its diet : the common European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) * * * dorˈhawk noun The nightjar • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dorrhawk — Dorhawk Dor hawk , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European goatsucker; so called because it eats the dor beetle. See {Goatsucker}. [Written also {dorrhawk}.] Booth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caprimulgus Europaeus — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churr-owl — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dorrhawk — Dorr hawk , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Dorhawk}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fern owl — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnat hawk — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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