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blue tit

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noun
  1. an Old World titmouse, Parus caeruleus, having a cobalt-blue crown.

Origin of blue tit

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • More fearless still is a blue-tit that has her dwelling in a crevice in the wall some fifty yards further on.

    In the West Country

    Francis A. Knight

  • The saw-like note of the great titmouse is said to foretell rain; that of the blue-tit, cold.

  • The blue-tit makes its nest in a wall or a hole in a tree and lays about nine or ten pretty little spotted eggs.

  • Besides insects, blue-tit does not object to make a meal of dead mice or rats.