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A spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain in the form of a huge bird in the mythology of certain Native American peoples.
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(Non-European Myth & Legend) a legendary bird that produces thunder, lightning, and rain according to the folk belief of several North American Indian peoples
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(ˈθʌn dərˌbɜrd)

(in the mythology of some North American Indians) a huge eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain.
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Noun1.thunderbird - (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great birdthunderbird - (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
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