- a small, yellow-headed, titmouse-like bird, Auriparus flaviceps, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, which builds a compact, spherical nest of thorny twigs.
Origin of verdin
1880–85, Americanism; < French: a green passerine bird of Southeast Asia (Chloropsis spelling), derivative of vert green (see vert)
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A later development of these devices, by Verdin, known as the sphygmometrograph, is shown in Fig. 175.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
- a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head
Word Origin for verdin
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