birdbath

[ burd-bath, -bahth ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ /

noun, plural bird·baths [burd-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈbɜrdˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/.

a basin or tublike garden ornament for birds to drink from or bathe in.

Nearby words

  1. bird-of-paradise flower,
  2. bird-voiced tree frog,
  3. bird-watch,
  4. bird-watcher,
  5. bird-watching,
  6. birdbrain,
  7. birdcage,
  8. birdcage clock,
  9. birder,
  10. birdhouse

Origin of birdbath

First recorded in 1890–95; bird + bath1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for birdbath

birdbath

/ (ˈbɜːdˌbɑːθ) /

noun

a small basin or trough for birds to bathe in, usually in a garden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for birdbath

birdbath

n.

also bird-bath, bird bath, 1862, from bird (n.1) + bath (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper