from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain in the form of a huge bird in the mythology of certain Native American peoples.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mythological bird, often associated with stormy weather, especially in various indigenous North American mythologies.
- n. An Australian insectivorous songbird (Pachycephala gutturalis), whose male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Australian insectivorous singing bird (Pachycephala gutturalis). The male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast. Called also white-throated thickhead, orange-breasted thrust, black-crowned thrush, guttural thrush, and black-breasted flycatcher.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Australian thick-headed shrike, Pachycephala gutturalis.
- n. In the mythology of some low tribes, an imaginary bird supposed to cause thunder by the flapping of its wings, or considered as personifying it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
From thunder + bird. (Wiktionary)