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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wot-l-burd]
    • /ˈwɒt lˌbɜrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wot-l-burd]
    • /ˈwɒt lˌbɜrd/

Definitions of wattlebird word

  • noun wattlebird any of several Australian honey eaters of the genus Anthochaera, most of which have fleshy wattles at the sides of the neck. 1
  • noun wattlebird any of three endemic New Zealand songbirds, of the family Callaeidae, all of which have brightly colored wattles at the corners of the mouth: Callaeas cinerea is endangered and Heteralocha acutirostris is believed to be extinct. 1
  • noun wattlebird The largest of the honeyeaters found in Australia, with a wattle hanging from each cheek. 1
  • noun wattlebird any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Anthochaera, such as A. paradoxa (yellow wattlebird), that have red or yellow wattles on both sides of the head 0
  • noun wattlebird any arboreal New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae, having wattles on both sides of the bill 0
  • noun wattlebird any of a number of large honeyeaters (genus Anthochaera) of Australia and Tasmania, characterized by wattles that hang from the corners of the mouth 0

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Origin of wattlebird

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1765-75; wattle + bird

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wattlebird popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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