Meaning of butcherbird

butch•er•bird

Pronunciation: (booch'ur-bûrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various shrikes of the genus Lanius, which impale their prey upon thorns.
  2. any of several large, carnivorous birds of the genus Cracticus, of Australia and New Guinea, having shrikelike habits.
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