brown creeper


noun

See under creeper(def 7).

Nearby words

  1. brown butter,
  2. brown canker,
  3. brown coal,
  4. brown coat,
  5. brown cow,
  6. brown deer,
  7. brown dwarf,
  8. brown earth,
  9. brown fat,
  10. brown goods

creeper

[ kree-per ]
/ ˈkri pər /

noun

Origin of creeper

before 1000; Middle English crepere, Old English crēopere. See creep, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for brown creeper

brown creeper

noun

a small bush bird, Finschia novaeseelandiae, of South Island, New ZealandAlso called: bush canary

creeper

/ (ˈkriːpə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for brown creeper

creeper

n.

Old English creopera "one who creeps," agent noun from creep (v.). Also see creep (n.). Meaning "lice" is from 1570s; of certain birds from 1660s; of certain plants from 1620s.

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