puffback

noun

Definition of puffback

1 or puffback shrike : any of several African shrikes of the genus Dryoscopus that are chiefly black and white or buffy in color and have the feathers of the lower back long, fluffy, and erectile
2 : a strike-back of the flame in a stove or oil burner

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“Puffback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puffback. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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