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Meaning of oxpecker

ox•peck•er

Pronunciation: (oks'pek"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two African starlings of the genus Buphagus, characterized by their habit of riding on large, wild animals and domestic cattle to feed on ticks.
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