wood warbler

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noun

a yellowish-green European warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix.

Nearby words

  1. wood thrush,
  2. wood tick,
  3. wood turning,
  4. wood turpentine,
  5. wood vinegar,
  6. wood wasp,
  7. wood woollyfoot,
  8. wood's lamp,
  9. wood's light,
  10. wood's metal

Origin of wood warbler

First recorded in 1810–20

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Examples from the Web for wood warbler

  • The nest of the Hay-bird resembles that of the Wood-warbler, but it is lined with feathers.

  • The Wood-Warbler is also pugnacious, and will even attack a pair of Chaffinches.

    Territory in Bird Life|H. Eliot Howard
  • Three other tantalizing little members of this numerous tribe are the chiff-chaff, willow-warbler, and wood-warbler.

    Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft


British Dictionary definitions for wood warbler

wood warbler

noun

a European woodland warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix, with a dull yellow plumage
another name for the American warblerSee warbler (def. 3)
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