Definition of white bird in English:

white bird

noun

  • 1Especially in Irish folklore: a white bird with various symbolic or portentous associations.

  • 2The white tern, Gygis alba.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Dryden (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic. From white + bird.

Pronunciation

white bird

/ˈwʌɪt bəːd/