Definition of bokmakierie in English:


Line breaks: bok|ma¦kierie
Pronunciation: /ˌbɒkməˈkɪəri/

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(also bokmakierie shrike)

noun (plural bokmakieries)

  • A bush shrike with conspicuous yellow underparts and a black band across the breast, common in southern Africa.
    • Telophorus (or Malaconotus) zeylonus, family Laniidae


mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, imitative of its call.

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