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Definitions for shrike
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrikenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. shrikenoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Shrike

    Shrikes () are passerine birds of the family Laniidae. The family is composed of 34 species in four genera. The family name, and that of the largest genus, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for "butcher", and some shrikes are also known as butcherbirds because of their feeding habits. The common English name shrike is from Old English scrīc, alluding to the shrike's shriek-like call.

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  1. shrike

    A shrike is a type of bird belonging to the family Laniidae, known for their habit of catching insects, small birds, or mammals and impaling their bodies on thorns. This allows them to rip the flesh into smaller, more easily digestible portions. They are usually small to medium-sized birds, characterized by their strong, hooked beaks and predatory behavior. Shrikes are found in North America, Eurasia and Africa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrikeverb

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

Wikidata

  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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