1. [syn: tropic bird, tropicbird, boatswain bird]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tropic \Trop"ic\, a.
Of or pertaining to the tropics; tropical.
Tropic bird (Zool.), any one of three species of oceanic
belonging to the genus Phaethon, found chiefly in
tropical seas. They are mostly white, and have two central
tail feathers very long and slender. The yellow-billed
tropic bird. Phaethon flavirostris (called also
boatswain), is found on the Atlantic coast of America,
and is common at the Bermudas, where it breeds.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far
from land [syn: tropic bird, tropicbird, boatswain