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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BLUITER, n.4 The bittern, Botaurus stellaris. [′blytər sm.Sc. but wm.Sc. + ′blɪtər]wm.Sc. [1835] Laird of Logan (1868) App. 486:
Bluiter. The bird called the bittern.
Kcb.3 1929:
Bluiter. The bird called the bittern: myre bumper or loch-bluiter.

[Prob. imitative.]

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