veery

[veer-ee]

Origin of veery

1830–40, Americanism; perhaps veer1 + -y2
Also called Wilson's thrush.
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veery

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

Word Origin for veery

C19: probably imitative of its note
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