nightjar: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nīt'jär"), [key]
- a nocturnal European bird, Caprimulgus europaeus, of the family Caprimulgidae, having a short bill and a wide mouth and feeding on insects captured in the air.
- Also calledany other nocturnal or crepuscular bird of the family Caprimulgidae.
- nightjar (Thesaurus)