wattlebird

noun

wat·​tle·​bird ˈwä-tᵊl-ˌbərd How to pronounce wattlebird (audio)
: any of several Australasian honeyeaters (genus Anthochaera) having ear wattles

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wattlebird was in 1819

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“Wattlebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattlebird. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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