Definition of Lyrebird

1. Noun. Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape.

Generic synonyms: Passeriform Bird, Passerine
Group relationships: Genus Menura, Menura



Definition of Lyrebird

1. Noun. Either of two large ground-dwelling Australian songbirds, of the genus ''Menura'', so named because of the beautiful tail feathers of one species, the Superb Lyrebird (''Menura novaehollandiae'') which can be erected to look like a lyre;they are most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. ¹

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Definition of Lyrebird

1. an Australian bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyrebird

lyotropic series
lyotropy
lypemania
lypressin
lyra
lyra uterina
lyraid
lyrate
lyrate leaf
lyrated
lyrately
lyre
lyre-flower
lyre bird
lyre snake
lyrebird (current term)
lyrebirds
lyreflower
lyrelike
lyres
lyric
lyric opera
lyric poem
lyrical
lyricality
lyrically
lyricalness
lyricalnesses
lyricise
lyricised

Literary usage of Lyrebird

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1. Beautiful Accommodation in Queensland, Australia by Simon St John (2004)
"Springbrook lyrebird Retreat 418 lyrebird Ridge Road, Springbrook Qld 4213 Tel: 07 ... tended gardens provide the setting for Springbrook lyrebird Retreat, ..."

2. Marianne Moore: Vision Into Verse by Patricia C. Willis (1987)
"But in this instance, it also represents an engraving of a lyrebird, which Moore associated both with Harvard and with natural history in the tradition of ..."

3. Daytrips Eastern Australia: 60 One Day Adventures by Car, Rail Or Bus by James Postell (2004)
"If you decide to enjoy an easier path, the lyrebird Track will give you a taste of the mountain and its beauty. lyrebird TRACK. ..."

4. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. by Charles Darwin (1871)
"In Australia the lyrebird or Menura superba forms " small round hillocks," • With respect to the assemblages of the above named grouse see Brehm, ..."

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