widow bird


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widow bird

n.
See whydah.

[From its black plumage.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.widow bird - mostly black African weaverbirdwidow bird - mostly black African weaverbird  
weaver finch, weaverbird, weaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
genus Vidua, Vidua - whydahs
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This could well apply to Widow Bird (4.40), who makes her debut in just such an event after three runs in maidens.
WIDOW BIRD (4.40) can fly home in the 1m3f handicap at Hamilton today.
The 7-1 shot, in the typical style of a Mark Johnston-trained horse, galloped on for a threelength victory from Widow Bird. The winning jockey said: "He still ran green but did it well and should progress from this."