Definition of Bullbat

1. Noun. Mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker.

Exact synonyms: Mosquito Hawk, Nighthawk
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgid, Goatsucker, Nightjar
Group relationships: Chordeiles, Genus Chordeiles



Definition of Bullbat

1. Noun. A New World bird, ''Chordeiles minor'', also known as the common nighthawk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bullbat

1. a nocturnal bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bullbat

bullabessa
bullace
bullace grape
bullaces
bullae
bullantic
bullaries
bullary
bullate
bullaun
bullauns
bullbaiting
bullbaitings
bullbar
bullbars
bullbat (current term)
bullbats
bullbeggar
bullbeggars
bullbrier
bullbriers
bullcomber
bullcrap
bulldagger
bulldaggers
bulldog
bulldog ant
bulldog calf
bulldog clip
bulldog forceps

Literary usage of Bullbat

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1888)
"Arrived April 17, and became common on the 2ist, after which date r change was noticed in their numbers. 'bullbat.' or as it is more fr quently termed, ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"'T will not be long before they hear The bullbat on the hill, And in the valley through the dusk The pastoral whippoorwill. A few more friendly suns will ..."

3. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1900)
"... the old he-un and the Bull- bat's the she-un, for 1 never heard the bullbat sing." The local names of the Spotted Sandpiper and Green Heron followed but ..."

4. The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen (1903)
"The heavy cry of the bullbat fell from far above, and looking up quickly for a sight of his winnowing wings under the vast purpling vault she beheld the ..."

5. Songs, Merry and Sad by John Charles McNeill (1906)
"AWAY DOWN HOME T WILL not be long before they hear The bullbat on the hill, And in the valley through the dusk The pastoral whippoorwill. ..."

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