Botaurus

noun

Bo·​tau·​rus
bōˈtȯrəs
: a genus of birds (family Ardeidae) comprising the typical bitterns

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification (influenced by Latin bos cow and Latin taurus bull) of Middle English botor bittern & Old French butor bittern; Middle English botor from Middle French butor, from Old French

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“Botaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Botaurus. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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