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great tit

noun
  1. an Old World titmouse, Parus major, yellowish green above with white cheeks.
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Origin of great tit

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for great tit

Historical Examples

  • It is not at all uncommon to see a great-tit with a crooked tail, slightly sickle-shaped.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

  • A great-tit has a note very much like the "pink, pink" of a chaffinch, which he occasionally uses.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton


British Dictionary definitions for great tit

great tit

noun
  1. a large common Eurasian tit, Parus major, with yellow-and-black underparts and a black-and-white head
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