riflebird

noun

ri·​fle·​bird ˈrī-fəl-ˌbərd How to pronounce riflebird (audio)
: any of several birds of paradise (genus Ptiloris)

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riflebird was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Riflebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riflebird. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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