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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Goatsucker of western North America.

Usage examples (5)
  • On the second night there was a scare when a poorwill swooped over the restless herd, uttering its mournful cry.
  • The goatsuckers are a group of birds whose members include the poorwill whip or not, the nighthawk, and yes, the pauraque.
  • An explanation that does nothing for most folks around here, unless they used to live back East and have an idea what a poorwill is.
  • Their weird cries are reflected in the common names for many of the species, e.g., whippoorwill, chuck-will's-widow, poorwill, poor-me-one, potoo, and pauraque. for more
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