friarbird

noun

Definition of friarbird

1 : an Australian honeyeater (Philemon corniculatus) having the head black and destitute of feathers

called also four-o'clock

2 : any of various birds of Australia, New Guinea, and the southwest Pacific islands that are related to the friarbird

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so called from its bare head and neck

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“Friarbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friarbird. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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