kinglet

[ king-lit ]
/ ˈkɪŋ lɪt /
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noun

a king ruling over a small country or territory.
any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.

Nearby words

  1. kingfisher,
  2. kingfisher daisy,
  3. kinghood,
  4. kingklip,
  5. kinglake,
  6. kingly,
  7. kingmaker,
  8. kingpin,
  9. kings,
  10. kings canyon national park


Origin of kinglet

First recorded in 1595–1605; king + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for kinglet

kinglet

/ (ˈkɪŋlɪt) /

noun

often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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