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1A tyrant flycatcher with a very long forked tail, found in the southern US and noted for its spectacular aerial display.
- ‘In those days scissor-tailed flycatchers were still uncommon in our part of the world, and seemed nearly as exotic to us as toucans.’
- ‘That should make the scissor-tailed flycatchers happy.’
- ‘Was it a member of the winged flock that was in the running for Oklahoma's state bird, an honor ultimately bestowed on the swallow-tailed scissortail flycatcher?’
- ‘Just yesterday I sat under a tiny tree surrounded by concrete in the parking lot and watched a scissor-tailed flycatcher work on her nest.’
- ‘As I stood there on my sister's porch, the first scissor-tailed flycatcher of the spring flew over.’
2A small SE Asian freshwater fish with a deeply forked tail.
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