thunderbird

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From thunder + bird.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: thun‧der‧bird
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθʌndə(ɹ).bəː(ɹ)d/

Noun[edit]

thunderbird (plural thunderbirds)

  1. (mythology) A mythological bird, often associated with stormy weather, especially in various indigenous North American mythologies.
    • 1999, Andrew George, translating Gilgamesh, VII:
      A man there was, grim his expression, just like a Thunderbird his features were frightening.
  2. An Australian insectivorous songbird (Pachycephala gutturalis), whose male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast.

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