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tree creeper

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noun

See under creeper (def. 7).

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Origin of tree creeper

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for tree creeper

tree creeper

noun

any small songbird of the family Certhiidae of the N hemisphere, having a brown-and-white plumage and slender downward-curving bill. They creep up trees to feed on insects
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