Definition of frigate bird in English:

frigate bird

Syllabification: frig·ate bird

noun

  • A predatory tropical seabird with dark plumage, long narrow wings, a deeply forked tail, and a long hooked bill. Also called man-o'-war bird (see man-of-war).
    • Family Fregatidae and genus Fregata: five species
    More example sentences
    • The frigate bird waits on high and swoops when it spots a booby bird returning from sea with fish in its crop.
    • The primary symbol of the republic is the flag, which depicts a frigate bird over an ocean sunrise.
    • Other birds on the island include boobies, fairy terns, frigate birds, and a good-sized population of friendly ground doves, a species classed as internationally vulnerable.

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