oilbird definition

  • noun:
    • See guacharo.
    • Steatornis caripensis, a nocturnal Southern American bird pertaining to the nightjars that feeds in the fresh fruit of oil hand and exotic laurels.
    • See guacharo.
    • The guacharo or great goatsucker of Trinidad, Steatornis caripensis. Also called fat-bird. See cut-under guacharo.
    • A Ceylonese frogmouth, Batrachostomus moniliger.
    • nocturnal fruit-eating bird of South America which includes fatty young producing an oil which is used instead of butter

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