- (in the Western Hemisphere) a small wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, of coniferous forests.
Origin of winter wren
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for winter wren
Instantly a winter-wren, as though at a signal, went into ecstatic ravings.The Silent Places
Steward Edward White
The winter-wren is another marvelous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.Wake-Robin
The Winter-Wren is another marvellous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.