Definition of Bonxie

1. Noun. Gull-like jaeger of northern seas.

Exact synonyms: Skua
Generic synonyms: Jaeger
Group relationships: Catharacta, Genus Catharacta
Specialized synonyms: Catharacta Skua, Great Skua



Definition of Bonxie

1. Noun. (UK chiefly Shetland) the great skua, ''Stercorarius skua'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bonxie

1. the great skua [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bonxie

bonsmots
bonsoir
bonspell
bonspells
bonspiel
bonspiels
bontebok
bonteboks
bonus
bonus-less
bonus-point
bonused
bonuses
bonusing
bonusless
bonxie (current term)
bonxies
bony
bony ankylosis
bony crepitus
bony fish
bony heart
bony labyrinth
bony nasal septum
bony palate
bony part of auditory tube
bony part of external acoustic meatus
bony part of nasal septum
bony semicircular canals
bonyad

Literary usage of Bonxie

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1. The Orkneys and Shetland: Their Past and Present State by John R. Tudor (1883)
"One word before saying good-bye to the bonxie; no eggs of the Great Skua offered for sale in Shetland can have been honestly obtained, as the proprietors ..."

2. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"A little more vigour might have been given to the action of the boy, as he stands ready to receive the attack of tie great bird, nor does the " bonxie ..."

3. Wild Life at Home: How to Study and Photograph it by Richard Kearton (1901)
"The great skua, or bonxie as it is called ... The bonxie makes a great impression upon the naturalist when he beholds it for the first time. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1822)
"... and if man, bent on sinister purposes, continues to brave the bonxie's fury, he will seldom accomplish his aim without carrying away marks of war. ..."

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