golden-crowned kinglet

[ gohl-duhn kround ]

  1. a yellowish-green kinglet, Regulus satrapa, of North America, having a yellow or orange patch on the top of the head.

Origin of golden-crowned kinglet

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby golden-crowned kinglet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use golden-crowned kinglet in a sentence

  • A golden-crowned kinglet was there also, a little tuft of gray feathers, hopping about as restless as a spirit.

    Wake-Robin | John Burroughs
  • To-day all through the tree-tops I heard the high-pitched tiny notes of that tiny bird, the golden-crowned kinglet.

    Everyday Adventures | Samuel Scoville
  • In late fall this band is often joined by the golden-crowned kinglet and the brown creeper.