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whip-poor-will

or whip·poor·will (wĭp′ər-wĭl′, hwĭp′-, wĭp′ər-wĭl′, hwĭp′-)
n.
Either of two nightjars (Caprimulgus vociferus or C. arizonae) found in North and Central America and having mottled brown, black, and gray feathers that blend in with their woodland habitat.

[Imitative of its call.]

whippoorwill

(ˈwɪpʊˌwɪl)
n
(Animals) a nightjar, Caprimulgus vociferus, of North and Central America, having a dark plumage with white patches on the tail
[C18: imitative of its cry]

whip•poor•will

or whip-poor-will

(ˈʰwɪp ərˌwɪl, ˈwɪp-; ˌʰwɪp ərˈwɪl, ˌwɪp-)

n.
a North American nightjar of woodlands, Caprimulgus vociferus, with an insistently repeated call.
[1700–10, Amer.; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whippoorwill - American nocturnal goatsucker with grey-and-white plumagewhippoorwill - American nocturnal goatsucker with grey-and-white plumage
caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
Caprimulgus, genus Caprimulgus - type genus of the Caprimulgidae
Translations

whippoorwill

[ˈwɪpʊərwɪl] nengoulevent mwhip-round hwɪpraʊnd] n (British)collecte f
to have a whip-round → faire une collecte

whippoorwill

References in classic literature ?
The house retains its evil reputation, but the replanted vine is as orderly and well-behaved a vegetable as a nervous person could wish to sit under of a pleasant night, when the katydids grate out their immemorial revelation and the distant whippoorwill signifies his notion of what ought to be done about it.
"Say, Tom -- they say a stray dog come howling around Johnny Miller's house, 'bout midnight, as much as two weeks ago; and a whippoorwill come in and lit on the banisters and sung, the very same evening; and there ain't anybody dead there yet."
Highlights: 4-H livestock shows; Heavy Horse Pull; Fortnite tournaments; Best cake contest; Diaper Derby and Decorated Diaper Contest; John Ryan, Miles Station and Johnny Rockitt in the RollnUp Beer Tent; Bill Harper and Those Funny Little People in the Southern Illinois Free Tent; Whippoorwill Rodeo, 4 p.m.; ARCA Racing in the grandstand ($25/$30; 11 & under, $10).
That six-year period started with 2012's The Whippoorwill - Blackberry Smoke's third album but the first to benefit from a major label release.
On this occasion, Abhay K.'s poem 'Mustang' - published by Boston based magazine Hawk and Whippoorwill - was printed on a specially designed yellow broadsheet for distribution.
The speckled 'Whippoorwill' was the great all-arounder, rivaled only by the black-eyed pea in the 19th century in popular esteem."
The first set of homes that will receive power are located in the communities of Coalmine, Forest Lake, Hardrock, Jeddito, Tonalea/Red Lake, Teesto, Tolani Lake and Whippoorwill, as well as those living on the HPL.
When keen sprinter Sylvie defies their father's rule to steer clear of 'the Slip', where the raging Whippoorwill river disappears into a cavern, to throw in a wish stone, she disappears, leaving Jules behind.
When keen sprinter Sylvie defies their father's rule to steer clear of "the Slip", where the raging Whippoorwill river disappears into a cavern, to throw in a wish stone, she disappears, leaving Jules behind.
The Whippoorwill Golf Club in Armonk, NY, a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2009, has developed a stormwater management program, an Integrated Pest Management plan, and a sustainable fertilizer plan, all of which protect water that flows into the Kenisco Reservoir, a major source of water for 8 million people in New York City.
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Digging deep into breakthrough British release The Whippoorwill and top 20 follow-up Holding All The Roses, the breathtaking quintet delivered a set rich in substance and understated style.