Definition of Petchary

1. Noun. A kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird.


Definition of Petchary

1. the grey king-bird [n PETCHARIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Petchary

petasecond
petaseconds
petasos
petasoses
petasus
petasuses
petaton
petatons
petaurine
petaurist
petauristid
petauristids
petawatt
petawatts
petcare
petchary (current term)
petcock
petcocks
petechia
petechiae
petechial
petechial angiomas
petechial fever
petechial haemorrhage
petechiasis
petedunnite
peter out
peterbaylissite

Literary usage of Petchary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"The Loggerhead is found, though not so abundant as the petchary, ... Their habits are in most respects those of the petchary ; the nest is of the same size, ..."

2. The Birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse, Richard Hill (1847)
"In Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth's, the name petchary is applied indifferently to this and the grey species, as the equivalent term Pitirre, in Cuba seems ..."

3. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1881)
"The entire length of the gray petchary is about 9^ inches. It is a very bold and strong bird, and in defense of its young will maintain the battle against ..."

4. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"petchary, the popular name of a number of species of the genus ... The name seems to be derived from the cry of the GRAT petchary (T. ..."

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