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trop'ic bird"




any of several web-footed seabirds of the family Phaethontidae, chiefly of tropical seas, having white plumage with black markings and a pair of greatly elongated central tail feathers. Also,trop'ic•bird".Also called boatswain bird.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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