wood warbler


noun

a yellowish-green European warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix.

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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