[ gohld-krest ]

  1. a Eurasian kinglet, Regulus regulus, having a bright yellow patch on the top of the head.

Origin of goldcrest


Words Nearby goldcrest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use goldcrest in a sentence

  • Finally he spread his wings, and as he did so an impudent little goldcrest hopped (unbeknown to his great rival) on to his back.

  • Compare this with Cordeaux's notes of another goldcrest immigration, this time to the Lincolnshire coast .

    The Migration of Birds | T. A. Coward

British Dictionary definitions for goldcrest


/ (ˈɡəʊldˌkrɛst) /

  1. a small Old World warbler, Regulus regulus, having a greenish plumage and a bright yellow-and-black crown

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