woodchat shrike

noun
wood·​chat shrike | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌchat- How to pronounce woodchat shrike (audio) \

Definition of woodchat shrike

: a black-and-white European shrike (Lanius senator) with a red crown and nape

called also woodchat

First Known Use of woodchat shrike

1781, in the meaning defined above

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“Woodchat shrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodchat%20shrike. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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