American bittern

noun
a kind of bittern
Hypernyms: ↑bittern
Member Holonyms: ↑Botaurus, ↑genus Botaurus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a large No. American marsh bird (Botaurus lentiginosus) that is related to the herons and has a brown body, dark gray outer wings, and a black stripe down each side of the neck — called also stake driver, thunder pumper

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • American Bittern — Taxobox name = American Bittern status = LC status system = iucn2.3 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Ardeidae genus = Botaurus species = B. lentiginosus binomial = Botaurus… …   Wikipedia

  • American bittern — noun A medium sized bittern most commonly found in North America, scientific name Botaurus lentiginosus, known for its resounding calls. Syn: dunkadoo, Indian billet, Indian hen, mire drum, stake driver, thunder pumper See Also: South American… …   Wiktionary

  • American bittern. — See under bittern (def. 1). [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • American bittern. — See under bittern (def. 1). [1805 15, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • South American Bittern — Taxobox | name = South American Bittern status = LC | status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49613|title=Botaurus pinnatus|downloaded=03 July 2007 Database entry includes justification for why …   Wikipedia

  • North American bittern — Šiaurės Amerikos baublys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Botaurus lentiginosus angl. North American bittern vok. Nordamerikanische Rohrdommel, f rus. американская выпь, f pranc. butor d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • South American bittern — Pietų Amerikos baublys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Botaurus pinnatus angl. South American bittern vok. Südamerikanische Rohrdommel, f rus. южноамериканская выпь, f pranc. butor mirasol, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Bittern — Bit tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Botaurus}, allied to the herons, of various species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European bittern is {Botaurus stellaris}. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bittern — Taxobox name = Bitterns image caption = Least Bittern regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Ardeidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Ixobrychus Billberg, 1828 Botaurus Stephens, 1819Bitterns… …   Wikipedia

  • bittern — bittern1 /bit euhrn/, n. 1. any of several tawny brown herons that inhabit reedy marshes, as Botaurus lentiginosus (American bittern), of North America, and B. stellaris, of Europe. 2. any of several small herons of the genus Ixobrychus, as I.… …   Universalium

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