Definition of antbird

: any of numerous birds believed to feed largely on ants especially : a member of the family Formicariidae of the forest regions of tropical America that is small or medium sized, often black-and-white or brown, and of retiring habits

called also ant thrush

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First Known Use of antbird

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Antbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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