noun Date: 1678 any of various passerine birds (families Muscicapidae and Tyrannidae) that feed on insects taken on the wing

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  • Flycatcher — Fly catch er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing. [1913 Webster] Note: The true flycatchers of the Old World are Oscines, and belong to the family {Muscicapid[ae]}, as the spotted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flycatcher — [flī′kach΄ər] n. 1. any of an Old World family (Muscicapidae) of small passerine birds that catch insects in flight 2. TYRANT FLYCATCHER …   English World dictionary

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  • flycatcher — /fluy kach euhr/, n. 1. any of numerous Old World birds of the family Muscicapidae, that feed on insects captured in the air. 2. Also called tyrant flycatcher. any of numerous similar American birds of the family Tyrannidae. [1590 1600; FLY2 +… …   Universalium

  • Flycatcher — There are various families of bird termed flycatchers : * The Old World flycatchers, Muscicapidae * The Tyrant flycatchers, Tyrannidae * The Monarch flycatchers, Dicruridae * The Silky flycatchers, PtilogonatidaeFlycatcher could also refer to:*… …   Wikipedia

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  • flycatcher — UK [ˈflaɪˌkætʃə(r)] / US [ˈflaɪˌkætʃər] noun [countable] Word forms flycatcher : singular flycatcher plural flycatchers a small bird that eats insects by catching them in the air …   English dictionary

  • flycatcher — fly•catch•er [[t]ˈflaɪˌkætʃ ər[/t]] n. 1) orn Also called tyrant flycatcher any of numerous New World suboscine birds of the family Tyrannidae, that sally from perches to catch insects in the air. 2) orn any of numerous similar Old World… …   From formal English to slang

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  • Flycatcher (comics) — Superherobox caption=Flycatcher From Fables #42, Art by Mark Buckingham comic color=background:#8080ff character name=Flycatcher real name=Ambrose publisher=Vertigo Comics debut= Fables #1 (July 2002) creators=Bill Willingham alliance… …   Wikipedia

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