Meaning of chuck-will's-widow

chuck-will's-wid•ow

Pronunciation: (chuk'wilz-wid'ō), [key]
— n.
  1. a goatsucker, Caprimulgus carolinensis, of the southern U.S., resembling the whippoorwill but larger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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