Definition of Fig-bird

1. Noun. Greenish-yellow Australian oriole feeding chiefly on figs and other fruits.

Generic synonyms: Old World Oriole, Oriole
Group relationships: Genus Sphecotheres, Sphecotheres



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fig-bird

fifty-seven
fifty-seventh
fifty-six
fifty-sixth
fifty-third
fifty-three
fifty-two
fifty dollar bill
fifty percent
fifty six
fiftyfold
fiftyish
fiftysomething
fiftysomethings
fig
fig-bird (current term)
fig-leaf
fig-leaved
fig-shell
fig.
fig leaves
fig marigold
fig moth
fig out
fig tree
fig up
fig wart
fig wasp
fig wasps

Literary usage of Fig-bird

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Fiddler, n. a New South Wales and Victorian name for a species rhina j fig-bird, n. a bird-name. ..."

2. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1896)
"He makes an exception, however, in favour of the gold-streaked tiko pouli (fig-bird), that, nourished upon ripe figs, falls to his crafty gun so often as it ..."

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