Bird

Definition of Bird

Pronunciation: bẽrd
n.1.Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird.
- Shak.
The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.
- Tyndale (Matt. viii. 20).
2.(Zool.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
3.Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
4.Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
And by my word! the bonny bird
In danger shall not tarry.
- Campbell.
Arabian bird
the phenix.
Bird of Jove
the eagle.
Bird of Juno
the peacock.
Bird louse
(Zool.) a wingless insect of the group Mallophaga, of which the genera and species are very numerous and mostly parasitic upon birds. - Bird mite (Zool.), a small mite (genera Dermanyssus, Dermaleichus and allies) parasitic upon birds. The species are numerous.
Bird of passage
a migratory bird.
Bird spider
(Zool.) a very large South American spider (Mygale avicularia). It is said sometimes to capture and kill small birds.
Bird tick
(Zool.) a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), usually winged.
v. i.1.To catch or shoot birds.
2.Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
3.to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch.

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