whitethroat

[ hwahyt-throht, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌθroʊt, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun

any of several small songbirds having a throat that is white, especially an Old World warbler, Sylvia communis.

Nearby words

  1. whiteout,
  2. whiteprint,
  3. whites,
  4. whitesmith,
  5. whitethorn,
  6. whitetip shark,
  7. whitewall,
  8. whitewash,
  9. whitewater,
  10. whitewater rafting

Origin of whitethroat

First recorded in 1670–80; white + throat

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British Dictionary definitions for whitethroat

whitethroat

/ (ˈwaɪtˌθrəʊt) /

noun

either of two Old World warblers, Sylvia communis or S. curruca (lesser whitethroat), having a greyish-brown plumage with a white throat and underparts
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