whitethroat

[hwahyt-throht, wahyt-]
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noun

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

Origin of whitethroat

First recorded in 1670–80; white + throat
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whitethroat

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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