reedling

[ reed-ling ]
/ ˈrid lɪŋ /

noun British Dialect.

the bearded tit.

Origin of reedling

First recorded in 1820–30; reed + -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for reedling

reedling
/ (ˈriːdlɪŋ) /

noun

a titlike Eurasian songbird, Panurus biarmicus, common in reed beds: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc). It has a tawny back and tail and, in the male, a grey-and-black headAlso called: bearded tit
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