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NOUN (1)

1. nocturnal fruit-eating bird of South America that has fatty young yielding an oil that is used instead of butter;
[syn: oilbird, guacharo, Steatornis caripensis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guacharo \Gua*cha"ro\, n. [Cf. Sp. gu['a]charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zool.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad (Steatornis Caripensis, or S. steatornis); -- called also oilbird. [1913 Webster] Note: It resembles the goatsuckers and nighthawks, but feeds on fruits, and nests in caverns. A pure oil, used in place of butter, is extracted from the young by the natives. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

oilbird \oil"bird`\, n. (Zool.) See Guacharo. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

oilbird n 1: nocturnal fruit-eating bird of South America that has fatty young yielding an oil that is used instead of butter [syn: oilbird, guacharo, Steatornis caripensis]