Definition of Chuck-will's-widow

1. Noun. Large whippoorwill-like bird of the southern United States.

Exact synonyms: Caprimulgus Carolinensis
Generic synonyms: Caprimulgid, Goatsucker, Nightjar
Group relationships: Caprimulgus, Genus Caprimulgus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chuck-will's-widow

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chubbinesses
chubbs
chubes
chubhead
chubis
chubs
chubster
chubsters
chubsucker
chubsuckers
chuchotage
chuck
chuck-full
chuck-will's-widow
chuck a dummy
chuck away
chuck in
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chuck out
chuck short ribs
chuck steak
chuck steaks
chuck up
chuck up the sponge
chuck wagon
chuckawalla
chuckawallas

Literary usage of Chuck-will's-widow

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1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"B. No white spot in the wing; primaries spotted with rufous. a. Wing under 7-o0 417. WHIP-POOR-WILL. l/. Wing over 7-50 416. CHUCK-WILL-S-WIDOW. 416. ..."

2. Comes One with a Song by Frank Lebby Stanton (1898)
"CHUCK WILL S WIDOW Why from the woods that monotonous singing: "Will-married-the-widow!" Why not the bells, with a jubilant ringing: If ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1867)
"Chuck-will-s Widow, A. carolinensis, of the South Atlantic and Gulf States, is twelve inches long, the wing eight and a half inches, the bristles of the ..."

4. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species, and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"For this reason it can swallow large objects with ease, and both Hummingbirds and Sparrows have been found in Chuck-will-s-widow's stomach. ..."

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