Origin of tree creeper
Definition for tree creeper (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tree creeper
The only member of this family common about our hill stations is the Himalayan tree-creeper (Certhia himalayana).
Still, the brown patch on the wing of the Tree-Creeper is conspicuous as it flies.An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach
This species displaces the Himalayan tree-creeper in the Eastern Himalayas.
Another home-staying bird of the hedgerows, or rather of the hedgerow timber, is the tree-creeper.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
Another little bird which, during the winter, associates with the tit-mice, is the tree-creeper.Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft
British Dictionary definitions for tree creeper (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tree creeper (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for tree creeper
Old English creopera "one who creeps," agent noun from creep (v.). Also see creep (n.). Meaning "lice" is from 1570s; of certain birds from 1660s; of certain plants from 1620s.