flycatcher

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noun fly·catch·er \ˈflī-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Definition of flycatcher

  1. :  any of various passerine birds (families Muscicapidae and Tyrannidae) that feed on insects taken on the wing

1678

First Known Use of flycatcher

1678


FLYCATCHER Defined for English Language Learners

flycatcher

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noun fly·catch·er \ˈflī-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Definition of flycatcher for English Language Learners

  • : a type of bird that catches and eats flying insects


FLYCATCHER Defined for Kids

flycatcher

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noun fly·catch·er \ˈflī-ˌka-chər, -ˌke-\

Definition of flycatcher for Students

  1. :  a small bird that eats flying insects


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