kingbird
noun Date: 1778 any of various American tyrant flycatchers (genus Tyrannus) that are gray above and white, gray, or yellow below

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Muscicapa tyrannus or Tyrannus intrepidus)


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  • Kingbird — King bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small American bird ({Tyrannus tyrannus}, or {Tyrannus Carolinensis}), noted for its courage in attacking larger birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they approach its nest in the breeding season. It is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingbird — ☆ kingbird [kiŋ′bʉrd΄] n. any of several aggressive tyrant flycatchers (genus Tyrannus) of the U.S. and Canada …   English World dictionary

  • Kingbird — Taxobox name = Kingbirds image caption = Eastern Kingbird regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Tyrannidae genus = Tyrannus genus authority = Lacepede, 1799 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See …   Wikipedia

  • kingbird — /king berrd /, n. any of several American tyrant flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, esp. T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird), of North America, known for their pugnacious disposition toward predators. Also called bee martin. [1770 80, Amer.; KING +… …   Universalium

  • kingbird — karališkieji tironai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tyrannus angl. kingbird rus. королевский тиранн, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tironai siauresnis terminas – atogrąžinis karališkasis tironas siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • kingbird — noun A group of large insectivorous passerine birds of the genus Tyrannus …   Wiktionary

  • kingbird — noun a large American tyrant flycatcher, typically with a grey head and back and yellowish or white underparts. [Genus Tyrannus: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • kingbird — n. Tyrant fly catcher (Muscicapa tyrannus or Tyrannus intrepidus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • kingbird — king•bird [[t]ˈkɪŋˌbɜrd[/t]] n. orn any of several large, pugnacious New World flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus[/ex] • Etymology: 1770–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • kingbird — n. any flycatcher of the genus Tyrannus, with olive grey plumage and long pointed wings …   Useful english dictionary

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