Arabian bird
Bird Bird (b[~e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster]

That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes. --Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20). [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See {Aves}. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: A girl; a maiden. [1913 Webster]

And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

{Arabian bird}, the phenix.

{Bird of Jove}, the eagle.

{Bird of Juno}, the peacock.

{Bird louse} (Zo["o]l.), a wingless insect of the group Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. -- Bird mite (Zo["o]l.), a small mite (genera {Dermanyssus}, {Dermaleichus} and allies) parasitic upon birds. The species are numerous.

{Bird of passage}, a migratory bird.

{Bird spider} (Zo["o]l.), a very large South American spider ({Mygale avicularia}). It is said sometimes to capture and kill small birds.

{Bird tick} (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus {Ornithomyia}, and allies), usually winged. [1913 Webster]


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  • Arabian bird — Arabian A*ra bi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Arabia or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Arabian bird}, the phenix. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arabian bird — phoenix …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bird — (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle gull, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird louse — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of Jove — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of Juno — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird of passage — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird spider — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bird tick — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arabian — A*ra bi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Arabia or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {Arabian bird}, the phenix. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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