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It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
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A small bird, an animal
Penguin, a kind of bird

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Etymology 1

Old English brid (young bird”, “chick).

Noun

Singular
bird

Plural
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  1. A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.
    Ducks and sparrows are birds.
  2. (UK, slang) A person.
    He’s an odd bird.
  3. (UK, slang) A girl or woman considered sexually attractive, as used by a man.
    Who’s that bird?
  4. (UK, Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Girlfriend.
    Anto went out with his bird last night.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bird

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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to bird (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment

Etymology 2

Possible literal translation of Chinese slang or other Asian origin

Noun

Singular
bird

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A penis.
    Don't Touch My Bird.

Etymology 3

Originally Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from bird-lime for “time”"

Noun

Singular
bird

Plural
-

bird (-)
  1. A prison sentence.
    He’s doing bird.
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Etymology 4

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Noun

Singular
the bird

Plural
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the bird (-)
  1. The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.
    • 2003, The Beach House, James Patterson—Then she raised both hands above her shoulders and flipped him the bird with each one.

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