flycatcher

noun fly·catch·er \ ˈflī-ˌka-chər , -ˌke- \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of flycatcher

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

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First Known Use of flycatcher

1678


FLYCATCHER Defined for English Language Learners

flycatcher

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Definition of flycatcher for English Language Learners

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


FLYCATCHER Defined for Kids

flycatcher

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

Definition of flycatcher for Students

: a small bird that eats flying insects

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