willow warbler

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noun

any of several usually grayish-green leaf warblers, especially Phylloscopus trochilus, of Europe.

Nearby words

  1. willow oak,
  2. willow pattern,
  3. willow ptarmigan,
  4. willow run,
  5. willow tit,
  6. willow-leaved jessamine,
  7. willowbrook,
  8. willower,
  9. willowherb,
  10. willowick

Origin of willow warbler

First recorded in 1840–50

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Examples from the Web for willow warbler

  • The willow-warbler is a rather larger bird with a tinge of yellow in his plumage.

    Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft
  • Three other tantalizing little members of this numerous tribe are the chiff-chaff, willow-warbler, and wood-warbler.

    Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft
  • Ornithologists seem well agreed that the Willow-warbler's food consists entirely of insects.



British Dictionary definitions for willow warbler

willow warbler

noun

an Old World warbler, Phylloscopus trochilis, of Eurasian woodlands
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