secretary bird

noun

Definition of secretary bird

: a large long-legged bird of prey (Sagittarius serpentarius of the family Sagittariidae) of sub-Saharan Africa that feeds largely on reptiles

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First Known Use of secretary bird

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for secretary bird

probably from the resemblance of its crest to a bunch of quill pens stuck behind the ear

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