everglades kite

noun

ev·​er·​glades kite
ˈevə(r)ˌglādz-
variants or everglade kite
-d-
often capitalized E
: a small bluish gray kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) ranging from South America to Florida

Word History

Etymology

from the Everglades, a large tract of marshland in southern Florida

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“Everglades kite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everglades%20kite. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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