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birdseed

[ burd-seed ]

noun

  1. any seed or mixture of seeds used for feeding birds.
  2. the seed of a grass, Phalaris canariensis, used as food for birds.


birdseed

/ ˈbɜːdˌsiːd /

noun

  1. a mixture of various kinds of seeds for feeding cagebirds Also calledcanary seed


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Word History and Origins

Origin of birdseed1

First recorded in 1830–40; bird + seed

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Example Sentences

The fliers were found in plastic bags weighed down with birdseed, the statement said, and referenced topics discussed at recent Loudoun County School Board meetings.

The “traditional” nightingales are raised on a farm and fed organic birdseed.

A few days before Easter, sprinkle the sponge with birdseed.

These are often sold mixed under the trade name of "birdseed."

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