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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals.

Usage examples (35)
  • That's possible, but I've never heard anyone in the South call a shrike a catbird.
  • The shrike is his worst enemy, the swift swoop of his cruel beak being always fatal in a flock of chickadees.
  • We usually English the word by “nightingale;” but it is a kind of shrike or butcher-bird (Lanius Boulboul.
  • The shrike is a taciturn bird. for more
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