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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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