the ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus, a songbird that builds a nest shaped like a dome.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of teacher bird
1930–35, Americanism; teacher fancifully representing the bird's note
Words nearby teacher bird
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