- a common American wren, Troglodytes aedon, that nests around houses.
Origin of house wren
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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The house-wren will build in anything that has an accessible cavity, from an old boot to a bomb-shell.
The body is stout, the tail, square and short, is carried vertically as in the House-Wren.