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English Dictionary

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puffbird  (ˈpʌfˌbɜːd

Definitions

noun

  1. any of various brownish tropical American birds of the family Bucconidae, having a large head: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)

Word Origin

C19: so called because of its habit of puffing out its feathers

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