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English noun: flycatcher

1. flycatcher (animal) any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing

SynonymsOld World flycatcher, true flycatcher

Broader (hypernym)oscine, oscine bird

Narrower (hyponym)Muscicapa grisola, Muscicapa striata, spotted flycatcher, thickhead, whistler

Member meronymfamily Muscicapidae, Muscicapidae

2. flycatcher (animal) large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing

SynonymsNew World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher

Broader (hypernym)tyrannid

Narrower (hyponym)chatterer, Contopus virens, cotinga, firebird, kingbird, Muscivora-forficata, peewee, peewit, pewee, pewit, phoebe, phoebe bird, Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus, Sayornis phoebe, scissortail, scissortailed flycatcher, Tyrannus tyrannus, vermillion flycatcher, wood pewee

Member meronymsuperfamily Tyrannidae, Tyrannidae

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