butcher-bird

noun
butch·​er-bird | \ ˈbu̇-chər-ˌbərd How to pronounce butcher-bird (audio) \

Definition of butcher-bird

: any of various shrikes

First Known Use of butcher-bird

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Butcher-bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher-bird. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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