Definition of Frigate bird

1. Noun. Long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail.

Exact synonyms: Man-of-war Bird
Generic synonyms: Pelecaniform Seabird
Group relationships: Fregata, Genus Fregata



Definition of Frigate bird

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of frigatebird) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frigate Bird

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friers
fries
frieze
friezed
friezeless
friezelike
friezer
friezers
friezes
friezing
frig around
frigate
frigate bird (current term)
frigatebird
frigatebirds
frigates
frigatoon
frigatoons
frigefaction
frigefactions
frigefactive
frigerate
frigerated
frigerates
frigerating
friges
frigga

Literary usage of Frigate bird

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1. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"This intimate fusion of human and frigate-bird designs is well exemplified by four canoe-prow ornaments fr.nn New Georgia which are in the Pitt Rivers ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"... т., TI., TH., National Era, Fraser's Magazine, 481 497 512 513 516 519 Fouqué; The frigate bird, 515.—Whittier's Poems~527. POETRY. ..."

3. The Century (1902)
"... celebrated in the history of Hawaiian here and there by a thin and scanty growth affairs, who was just then visiting the island FRIGATE-BIRD AFTER THE ..."

4. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits by Alfred Cort Haddon, William Halse Rivers Rivers, Charles Gabriel Seligman, Charles Samuel Myers, William McDougall, Sidney Herbert Ray, Anthony Wilkin (1912)
"330) are engraved on a pipe in the British Museum and two flying birds (identified in Mabuiag as the frigate bird) occur on a pipe in Berlin (fig. 302). ..."

5. Records of the Past by Records of the Past Exploration Society (1905)
"The frigate-bird being thus associated with the spirit of a human being, ... 4 shows an instance in point where the frigate-bird has been endowed with an ..."

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