gnatcatcher

[nat-kach-er]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. gnash,
  2. gnash one's teeth,
  3. gnashers,
  4. gnat,
  5. gnat-catcher,
  6. gnateater,
  7. gnathic,
  8. gnathic index,
  9. gnathion,
  10. gnathite

Origin of gnatcatcher

First recorded in 1835–45; gnat + catcher

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British Dictionary definitions for gnatcatcher

gnatcatcher

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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