yellow-breasted chat

[ yel-oh-bres-tid ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌbrɛs tɪd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019