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Meaning of whippoorwill

whip•poor•will

Pronunciation: (hwip'ur-wil", wip'- hwip"ur-wil', wip"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a nocturnal North American nightjar, Caprimulgus vociferus, having a variegated plumage of gray, black, white, and tawny.
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