woodchat shrike

noun

wood·​chat shrike ˈwu̇d-ˌchat- How to pronounce woodchat shrike (audio)
: a black-and-white European shrike (Lanius senator) with a red crown and nape

called also woodchat

Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodchat shrike was in 1781

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Cite this Entry

“Woodchat shrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodchat%20shrike. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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