noun. any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals.
noun. crow-sized black-and-white bird; a good mimic often caged.
1. Noun, singular or mass But looking down from above, the shrike would spot any chameleon that didn't blend in perfectly with his background. 2. Adjective Another natural enemy of potato bugs include birds from the shrike family, which use thorny bushes or barbed-wire fences to remove the head from the bug's body.