apodiform bird

apodiform bird
noun
nonpasserine bird having long wings and weak feet; spends much of its time in flight
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Hyponyms: ↑swift, ↑tree swift, ↑crested swift, ↑hummingbird
Member Holonyms: ↑Apodiformes, ↑order Apodiformes

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