reed bunting

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noun

an Old World bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, inhabiting marshy areas.

Nearby words

  1. reebok,
  2. reecho,
  3. reechy,
  4. reed,
  5. reed bird,
  6. reed canary grass,
  7. reed grass,
  8. reed instrument,
  9. reed mace,
  10. reed organ

Origin of reed bunting

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for reed bunting

reed bunting

noun

a common European bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, that occurs near reed beds and has a brown streaked plumage with, in the male, a black head
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