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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call [syn: thickhead, whistler]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1797 a stupid person ; blockhead

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 colloq. a stupid person; a blockhead. 2 Austral. any bird of the genus Pachycephala; a whistler. Derivatives: thickheaded adj. thickheadedness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Courage is native to you. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). 6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.] the head is not more native to the heart, . . . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak. 7. (Min.) (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver. (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. Native American party. See under American, a. Native bear (Zo["o]l.), the koala. Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of Australia (Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a truffle, but much larger. Native devil. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under Devil. Native hen (Zo["o]l.), an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii). Native pheasant. (Zo["o]l.) See Leipoa. Native rabbit (Zo["o]l.), an Australian marsupial (Perameles lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form. Native sloth (Zo["o]l.), the koala. Native thrush (Zo["o]l.), an Australian singing bird (Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead. Native turkey (Zo["o]l.), the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); -- called also bebilya. Syn: Natural; natal; original; congential. Usage: Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artifical.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thickhead Thick"head`, n. 1. A thick-headed or stupid person. [Colloq.] 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of Australian singing birds of the genus Pachycephala. The males of some of the species are bright-colored. Some of the species are popularly called thrushes.



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