Definition of Phoebe bird

1. Noun. Small dun-colored North American flycatcher.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoebe Bird

phocenic acid
phocenin
phocid
phocids
phocine
phocines
phocodont
phocodontia
phocomeli
phocomelias
phocomelic dwarfism
phocomelus
phodopus
phoebe
phoebe bird (current term)
phoebes
phoebus
phoebuses
phoenicochroite
phoenicochroites
phoenicopterus
phoenix
phoenix tree
phoenixes
phoenixlike
phoetal
phoeti
phoetus
phoetuses

Literary usage of Phoebe bird

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1. A Treasury of American Verse by Walter Learned, H. C. Edwards, Thomas McIlvaine (1897)
"THE PHOEBE-BIRD. YES, I was wrong about the phoebe-bird, Two songs it has, and both of them I've heard : 1 did not know those strains of joy and sorrow Came ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The common pewee or Phoebe-bird (Sayornis fuscus), is seven inches long and nine and one-half ... Its range is about the same as that of the phoebe-bird. ..."

3. Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal edited by Enoch Lewis, Samuel Rhoads (1849)
"We do not recollect whether we have before chronicled the romantic incident of a bird of the species called the "Phoebe-bird " tuning the last season built ..."

4. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"See Phoebe-Bird and ... Another of the feathered visitors who follow close upon the steps of winter is the Pewit, Peewee, or Phoebe-bird. ..."

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