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flycatcher

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noun fly·catch·er \ˈflī-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Simple Definition of flycatcher

  • : a type of bird that catches and eats flying insects

Full Definition of flycatcher

  1. :  any of various passerine birds (families Muscicapidae and Tyrannidae) that feed on insects taken on the wing

1678

First Known Use of flycatcher

1678


FLYCATCHER Defined for Kids

flycatcher

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noun fly·catch·er \ˈflī-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Definition of flycatcher

  1. :  a small bird that eats flying insects




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