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1. lyrebird

noun. Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape.

Synonyms

  • Menura
  • genus Menura
  • passeriform bird

Etymology

  • bird (English)
  • brid (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lyre (English)
  • λύρα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word lyrebird


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Albert's lyrebird in Australia and the spotted owl in North America also lost part of their habitats, which has contributed to their decreasing population numbers.

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