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thunderbird

thun·der·bird

 (thŭn′dər-bûrd′)
n.
A spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain in the form of a huge bird in the mythology of certain Native American peoples.

thunderbird

(ˈθʌndəˌbɜːd)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) a legendary bird that produces thunder, lightning, and rain according to the folk belief of several North American Indian peoples

thun•der•bird

(ˈθʌn dərˌbɜrd)

n.
(in the mythology of some North American Indians) a huge eaglelike bird capable of producing thunder, lightning, and rain.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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