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reed warbler

noun
  1. a small Old World warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, inhabiting marshy places.
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Origin of reed warbler

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Historical Examples of reed warbler

  • The path of invasion of Oceania by the reed-warbler is pictured in figure 15.

    The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3

    Rollin H. Baker

  • But Mrs. Reed-Warbler fainted on her five eggs and the carp swam on with his sad, weary face.

    The Pond

    Carl Ewald

  • "We shall never be able to drag him with us to Italy," said the reed-warbler.

    The Pond

    Carl Ewald

  • "Please keep to your own element," said Mrs. Reed-Warbler, indignantly.

    The Pond

    Carl Ewald

  • But the reed-warbler himself was so frightened that he could not get out a note.

    The Pond

    Carl Ewald


British Dictionary definitions for reed warbler

reed warbler

noun
  1. any of various common Old World warblers of the genus Acrocephalus, esp A. scirpaceus, that inhabit marshy regions and have a brown plumage
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