Definition of Forktail

1. n. One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forked.



Definition of Forktail

1. Noun. Any of various small insectivorous birds in the genus ''Enicurus''. ¹

2. Noun. (UK dialect) A salmon in its fourth year's growth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forktail

1. one of a group of birds including the kite [n -S]

Medical Definition of Forktail

1. One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forking. A salmon in its fourth year's growth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forktail

forking out
forking over
forkless
forklift
forklifted
forklifting
forklifts
forklike
forkmaker
forkmakers
forks
forks in the road
forks out
forks over
forksful
forktail (current term)
forktails
forky
forkytail
forkytails
forlaft
forlagen
forlain
forlana
forlanas
forlat
forlay
forlead
forleave
forleet

Literary usage of Forktail

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1. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1836)
"Genus, Milvus (Auct.), Kite. Gliding Kite M. regalis, (Bris.) Genus, Elanus, (Sav.), forktail. White-headed forktail Elanus ..."

2. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1835)
"... forktail (Elanus leucocephalus, mini), or to the beautiful and expressive name Kinglet (Regulus) f Even supposing that the science of Ornithology did ..."

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