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winter wren

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

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Historical Examples of 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.