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birdlore

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From bird +‎ lore.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /bɜː(ɹ)dlɔɹ/
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NounEdit

birdlore (uncountable)

  1. The knowledge, science, or study of birds; ornithology.
    • 1983, Pacific islands monthly: Volume 55:
      The Birds and Birdlore of Samoa sets out with admirable objectives: [...]
    • 2005, Sarah R. Jackson, Texas woman of letters, Karle Wilson Baker:
      In her non-technical approach to birdlore, and in her frank delight in every personal discovery of well-known scientific facts, Mrs. Baker writes nature essays much in the manner of John Burroughs, [...]