Kingbird meaning

kĭngbûrd
Any of various flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus found throughout the Americas, especially T. tyrannus.
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Any of several aggressive tyrant flycatchers (genus Tyrannus) of the U.S. and Canada.
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A group of large insectivorous passerine birds of the genus Tyrannus.
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Origin of kingbird

  • From their habit of aggressively defending their territories by chasing away other birds

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • king +‎ bird

    From Wiktionary