mourning warbler

  1. a North American wood warbler, Oporornis philadelphia, olive-green above, yellow below, and with a gray head and throat.

Origin of mourning warbler

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

Words Nearby mourning warbler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mourning warbler in a sentence

  • The mourning warbler himself likes a roadside copse better than a deep wood, jealous as he may be of man's approach.

    A Rambler's lease | Bradford Torrey
  • The mourning warbler's song, as I heard it, was like this: Whit whit whit, wit wit.

    Birds in the Bush | Bradford Torrey