ricebird

noun
rice·​bird | \ ˈrīs-ˌbərd How to pronounce ricebird (audio) \

Definition of ricebird

: any of several small birds common in rice fields especially : bobolink

First Known Use of ricebird

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Ricebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricebird. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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