gnatcatcher

[nat-kach-er]

Origin of gnatcatcher

First recorded in 1835–45; gnat + catcher
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gnatcatcher

noun
  1. any of various small American songbirds of the genus Polioptila and related genera, typically having a long tail and a pale bluish-grey plumage: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc)
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