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noun, plural veer·ies.
  1. a thrush, Catharus fuscescens, common in the eastern and northern U.S., noted for its song.
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Origin of veery

1830–40, Americanism; perhaps veer1 + -y2
Also called Wilson's thrush.
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Examples from the Web for veery

Historical Examples of veery

  • There I found our third veery nest, the mother bird sitting.

    Little Brothers of the Air

    Olive Thorne Miller

  • It is commonly thought to be difficult to get close to the veery.

    Bird Day; How to prepare for it

    Charles Almanzo Babcock

  • "We'll try the song just once more," little Mr. Veery told them.

    The Tale of Jasper Jay

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • A veery was singing in the woods close by, and she listened for a moment.

  • Moreover, this is only half the veery's technical proficiency.

    Birds in the Bush

    Bradford Torrey

British Dictionary definitions for veery


noun plural veeries
  1. a tawny brown North American thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, with a slightly spotted grey breast
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Word Origin for veery

C19: probably imitative of its note
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