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Definition: Chordeiles minor
1. A person who likes to be active late at night; a night owl
Syn: night owl, nightbird.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any of several mainly nocturnal North American
goatsuckers, especially Chordeiles minor
, or the related
European goatsucker Caprimulgus europaeus
, also called
Syn: bullbat, mosquito hawk.
n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to
a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active
birds including the whip-poor-will
), the chuck-will's-widow
), and the common nighthawk
); -- called popularly the goatsuckers
. The nighthawks are sometimes active during the
Syn: goatsuckers, nightjars, family Caprimulgidae
The family . . . is alternately known as the
nightjars (derived from the “churring”
several species -- “jarring”
the night air), or
goatsuckers, a nonsense name that should be
discontinued as it has its origin in the
preposterous myth that the birds sucked the milk
of nanny goats until they were dry. --Terence
(Wild Birds of