rare bird

noun

Examples of rare bird in a Sentence

The little diner is a rare bird in a city full of expensive restaurants.
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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rare bird was in 1631

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“Rare bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rare%20bird. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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