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1. Any of several nightjars found throughout the Americas, having grayish-brown plumage that mimics leaves on the forest floor, especially Chordeiles minor. Also called bullbat, mosquito hawk.
2. Informal A night owl.
1. (Animals) Also called: bullbat or mosquito hawk any American nightjar of the genus Chordeiles and related genera, having a dark plumage and, in the male, white patches on the wings and tail
2. informal another name for night owl
any of several long-winged New World goatsuckers of the subfamily Chordeilinae, esp. Chordeiles minor, often nesting on flat rooftops in urban areas.
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|Noun||1.||nighthawk - a person who likes to be active late at night|
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
|2.||nighthawk - mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker|
caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects