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gnatcatcher

[ nat-kach-er ]
/ ˈnætˌkætʃ ər /
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noun
any tiny insect-eating, New World warbler of the genus Polioptila, having a long, mobile tail and a slender bill.
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Origin of gnatcatcher

First recorded in 1835–45; gnat + catcher
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British Dictionary definitions for gnatcatcher

gnatcatcher
/ (ˈnætˌkætʃə) /

noun
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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