phoebe

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noun phoe·be \ˈfē-bē\

Definition of phoebe

  1. :  any of a genus (Sayornis) of the tyrant flycatcher family; especially :  a flycatcher (S. phoebe) of the eastern United States that has a slight crest and is plain grayish brown above and yellowish white below

Origin and Etymology of phoebe

imitative


First Known Use: 1700


Phoebe

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noun Phoe·be \ˈfē-bē\

Definition of Phoebe

  1. :  artemis

Origin and Etymology of phoebe

Latin, from Greek Phoibē, from phoibē, feminine of phoibos


First Known Use: 1567


PHOEBE Defined for Kids

phoebe

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noun phoe·be \ˈfē-bē\

Definition of phoebe for Students

  1. :  a small grayish brown bird that eats flying insects


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