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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrike(noun)

    any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals


  1. shrike(Noun)

    Any of various passerine birds of the family Laniidae which are known for their habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrike(verb)

    any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray shrike (Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike (L. borealis), and several others, kill mice, small birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that account called also butcher birds. See under Butcher

  2. Origin: [Akin to Icel. skrkja a shrieker, the shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scrc a thrush. See Shriek, v. i.]


  1. Shrike

    Shrikes are passerine birds of the family Laniidae. The family is composed of thirty-one species in three genera. The family name, and that of the largest genus, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes were also known as "butcher birds" because of their feeding habits.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shrike

    shrīk, n. a genus of passerine birds which prey on insects and small birds, impaling its prey on thorns—hence called the Butcher-bird. [Ice. skríkja; cf. Shriek.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shrike in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shrike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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