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English noun: caprimulgid

1. caprimulgid (animal) mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects

Synonymsgoatsucker, nightjar

Broader (hypernym)caprimulgiform bird

Narrower (hyponym)bullbat, Caprimulgus carolinensis, Caprimulgus europaeus, Caprimulgus vociferus, chuck-will's-widow, European goatsucker, European nightjar, mosquito hawk, nighthawk, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii, poorwill, whippoorwill

Member meronymCaprimulgidae, family Caprimulgidae

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