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rare bird

noun

: an unusual or uncommon person or thing

Full Definition of RARE BIRD

:  rarity 2, rara avis

Examples of RARE BIRD

  1. The little diner is a rare bird in a city full of expensive restaurants.

First Known Use of RARE BIRD

1631

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