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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 goat·suck·er /-ˌsʌkɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Goat·suck·er n. Zool. One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species (Caprimulgus Europæus); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and dorhawk.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with
          mottled grayish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on
          insects [syn: nightjar, caprimulgid]