a nocturnal European bird, Caprimulgus europaeus, of the family Caprimulgidae, having a short bill and a wide mouth and feeding on insects captured in the air.
Also called goatsucker. any other nocturnal or crepuscular bird of the family Caprimulgidae.
any nocturnal bird of the family Caprimulgidae, esp Caprimulgus europaeus (European nightjar): order Caprimulgiformes. They have a cryptic plumage and large eyes and feed on insects
nocturnal bird, goatsucker, 1620s, from night + jar (v.). So called for the “jarring” sounds made by the male when the female is brooding, which have been described as a “churring trill that seems to change direction as it rises and falls.” An Old English word for it was nihthræfn “night raven.”
noun 1. Also called hursinghar, sad tree, tree of sadness. a jasminelike, Indian shrub or small tree, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, of the verbena family, having fragrant, white and orange flowers that bloom at night. 2. Also called night jessamine. a West Indian shrub, Cestrum nocturnum, of the nightshade family, having fragrant, creamy-white flowers that bloom at […]
noun, Islam. 1. the journey in which Muhammad was carried from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended into heaven.
noun 1. a key for a night latch.
noun 1. a door lock operated from the inside by a knob and from the outside by a key. noun 1. a door lock that is operated by means of a knob on the inside and a key on the outside