yellow-breasted chat

[ yel-oh-bres-tid ]

  1. an American warbler, Icteria virens, having a yellow throat and breast and greenish-brown upper parts and noted for imitating the songs of other species.

Origin of yellow-breasted chat

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30

Words Nearby yellow-breasted chat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use yellow-breasted chat in a sentence

  • The Virginia cardinal was common, and in places the yellow-breasted chat was heard.

    Riverby | John Burroughs
  • Across the garden I heard my first song from that unique rhapsodist, the yellow-breasted chat.

    A-Birding on a Bronco | Florence A. Merriam
  • For several years I had been trying to know the most eccentric bird in North America,—the yellow-breasted chat.

    Upon The Tree-Tops | Olive Thorne Miller
  • A low bush near the plain was vocal during the full moon with the sweet but disconnected music of the yellow-breasted chat.

    Rolf In The Woods | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • The yellow-breasted chat has the greatest variety of vocal expressions.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan