from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The crocodile bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The crocodile bird.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word pluvian.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • (n.) the crocodile bird; (adj.) rainy, rain-bringing.

    May 15, 2008

  • The Pluvian does the Crocodile the service of picking his teeth.

    --Louis Guillaume Figuier, 1873, Reptiles and birds, translated and adapted by P. Gillmore

    May 15, 2008