butch·​er-bird ˈbu̇-chər-ˌbərd How to pronounce butcher-bird (audio)
: any of various shrikes

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butcher-bird was in 1668

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“Butcher-bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher-bird. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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