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British Dictionary definitions for coal tit

coal tit

noun
  1. a small European songbird, Parus ater, having a black head with a white patch on the nape: family Paridae (tits)
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  • There were also pretty Sardinian warblers, with long tails and a white nuchal spot like a coal-tit.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • Both kinds are perfectly amicable together, but a marsh will make way for a coal-tit.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton