any of an order (Caprimulgiformes) of large-mouthed, usually nocturnal birds that
or fruit; esp., any of the nightjars
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Word origin of 'goatsucker'transl. of L caprimulgus < capri, goat + mulgere, to milk: it was thought to suck milk from goats