yellow warbler

  1. a small American warbler, Dendroica petechia, the male of which has yellow plumage streaked with brown on the underparts.

Origin of yellow warbler

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby yellow warbler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use yellow warbler in a sentence

  • The yellow warbler, sometimes called the wild canary, flits through bush and tree and trills its gay notes in town and country.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
  • But amiability is not the only prominent trait in the female yellow warbler's character.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • The most common nesting place of the yellow warbler is in low willows along the shores of streams.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • The same authority compares the bird's song to that of the redstart and the yellow warbler.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • Others are wise enough to know their own eggs, and chief among such sharp-eyed ones is this little yellow warbler.

    Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues