bonxie


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bonxie

(ˈbɒŋksɪ)
n
(Animals) (originally in Shetland) the great skua. See skua
[C19: probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian bunke heap, something dumpy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonxie - gull-like jaeger of northern seasbonxie - gull-like jaeger of northern seas  
jaeger - rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
Catharacta skua, great skua - large brown skua of the northern Atlantic
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The predatory sea bird the bonxie is better known as what?
STORNOWAY Bonxie Birds and their flight paths are a good metaphor for this music's aims and intent.
RICHARD STEEL encountered a Bonxie which landed on the seawall at Leasowe over the high tide on Monday
Farther out, a Bonxie patrolled the horizon - the biggest and most menacing of our skuas.
The boys loved the sight of a great Skua, or bonxie, attacking a much larger gannet to make it drop its load of fish.