reedbird

[ reed-burd ]
/ ˈridˌbɜrd /
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noun Southern U.S.


Nearby words

  1. reed, sir carol,
  2. reed, stanley forman,
  3. reed, thomas brackett,
  4. reed, walter,
  5. reed-sternberg cell,
  6. reedbuck,
  7. reeding,
  8. reedley,
  9. reedling,
  10. reedman

Origin of reedbird

First recorded in 1640–50; reed + bird

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Examples from the Web for reedbird

  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test|Alan Douglas
  • He even loses his name, and is called Reedbird, after his hiding-place.

    Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • In July, after nesting, the male molts into a plumage resembling that of the female, when both are known as Reedbird.

    What Bird is That?|Frank M. Chapman


British Dictionary definitions for reedbird

reedbird

/ (ˈriːdˌbɜːd) /

noun

any of several birds that frequent reed beds, esp (in the US and Canada) the bobolink
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