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Noun: Byrd  burd
  1. English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    - William Byrd
     
  2. Explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    - Richard E. Byrd, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Admiral Byrd

Sounds like: bird, burred

Type of: adventurer, composer, explorer, naval officer, organist

Encyclopedia: Byrd, Robert