verdin

[ vur-dn ]
/ ˈvɜr dn /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. verdi,
  2. verdi, giuseppe,
  3. verdict,
  4. verdigris,
  5. verdigris toadstool,
  6. verditer,
  7. verdun,
  8. verdure,
  9. verdurous,
  10. vere, edward de

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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verdin

/ (ˈvɜːdɪn) /

noun

a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head

Word Origin for verdin

French: yellowhammer

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