scissor-tailed flycatcher


scis·​sor-tailed flycatcher ˈsi-zər-ˌtāld- How to pronounce scissor-tailed flycatcher (audio)
: a flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) of the southern U.S., Mexico, and Central America that has a long deeply forked tail

called also scissortail

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scissor-tailed flycatcher was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Scissor-tailed flycatcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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