bird

bird
bird [bɜ:d]
1. noun
   a. oiseau m ; ( = chicken, turkey) volaille f(PROV) a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush(PROV) un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras
• a little bird told me (inf) mon petit doigt me l'a dit
• the bird has flown l'oiseau s'est envolé
   b. (British = girl) (inf!) nana (inf) f
2. compounds
► bird brain (inf) noun tête f de linotte
► bird feeder noun mangeoire f
► bird flu noun grippe f aviaire
► bird of passage noun oiseau m de passage
► bird of prey noun oiseau m de proie
► bird sanctuary noun réserve f ornithologique
► bird's-eye view noun
• a bird's-eye view of Paris Paris vu d'avion ► bird's nest noun nid m d'oiseau(x)
► bird table noun mangeoire f
► bird-watcher noun ornithologue mf amateur
► bird-watching noun ornithologie f (pratiquée en amateur)
• to go bird-watching aller observer les oiseaux
* * *
[bɜːd]
noun
1) Zoology oiseau m
2) (colloq) GB (girl) nana (colloq) f
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a little bird told me — (colloq) mon petit doigt m'a dit

to tell somebody about the birds and the bees — expliquer à quelqu'un comment naissent les enfants

to kill two birds with one stone — faire d'une pierre deux coups


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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