Whip-poor-will

Whip"-poor-will`

(?), n. (Zol.) An American bird (Antrostomus vociferus) allied to the nighthawk and goatsucker; -- so called in imitation of the peculiar notes which it utters in the evening.
[Written also whippowil.]

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