shitepoke

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From shite + poke, with reference to the birds' habit of defecating when disturbed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

shitepoke (plural shitepokes)

  1. the green heron, Butorides virescens
  2. the black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
  3. the American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus