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

called also four-o'clock

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

Word History


so called from its bare head and neck

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“Friarbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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