winter wren

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noun

(in the Western Hemisphere) a small wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, of coniferous forests.

Nearby words

  1. winter sports,
  2. winter springs,
  3. winter squash,
  4. winter war,
  5. winter wheat,
  6. winter's bark,
  7. winter's tale, the,
  8. winter-hardy,
  9. winterberry,
  10. winterbourne

Origin of winter wren

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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Examples from the Web for winter wren

  • Instantly a winter-wren, as though at a signal, went into ecstatic ravings.

    The Silent Places|Steward Edward White
  • The winter-wren is another marvelous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.

    Wake-Robin|John Burroughs
  • The Winter-Wren is another marvellous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.