whitethroat

[hwahyt-throht, wahyt-]

Origin of whitethroat

First recorded in 1670–80; white + throat
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whitethroat

noun
  1. 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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