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cactus wren

noun
1.
any American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of arid regions, especially C. brunneicapillus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
Origin of cactus wren
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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  • It adds a new touch of interest to the forbidding cactus to know that the cactus wren builds her nest between its leaves.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs

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