bush tit


noun

any of several North American titmice of the genus Psaltriparus, which construct long, pendent nests.

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Origin of bush tit

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for bush tit

  • When I first saw the bush-tit in its round doorway, it suggested Jack Horner's famous plum, comical little ball of feathers!

    A-Birding on a Bronco|Florence A. Merriam
  • Much to my surprise, in the bush-tit's nest there was a broken eggshell.

    A-Birding on a Bronco|Florence A. Merriam
  • One of the boys of the valley told me about seeing a racer snake go into a bush-tit's pocket.

    A-Birding on a Bronco|Florence A. Merriam

British Dictionary definitions for bush tit

bushtit
/ (ˈbʊʃˌtɪt) /

noun

any small grey active North American songbird of the genus Psaltriparus, such as P. minimus (common bushtit): family Paridae (titmice)
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