widowbird

noun

wid·​ow·​bird ˈwi-dō-ˌbərd How to pronounce widowbird (audio)
: any of several whydahs (genus Euplectes)

Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of widowbird was in 1765

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“Widowbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widowbird. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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