noun ox·peck·er \ˈäks-ˌpe-kər\

Definition of OXPECKER

:  either of two small dull-colored African birds (Buphagus erythrorhynchus and B. africanus) of the starling family that feed on ticks which they pick from the backs of infested cattle and wild mammals

First Known Use of OXPECKER

circa 1848


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