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[burd-bath, -bahth] /ˈbɜrdˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural birdbaths
[burd-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈbɜrdˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
a basin or tublike garden ornament for birds to drink from or bathe in.
Origin of birdbath
1890-95; bird + bath1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for birdbath
  • Birds flipped themselves, dry and hot, in the empty birdbath.
  • Add a birdbath, garden pond, or other source of water.
  • The birdbath should be cleaned frequently and water replenished as often as necessary.
  • Use circles, x's or other symbols for features such as a birdbath or bench.
  • The mud around the edge of a pond, under a hose bib, or a birdbath may already be a popular spot.
  • Strongly colored roses are excellent for accenting garden focal points such as a trellis, garden statuary, pond or birdbath.
  • The minimal flow of fresh water keeps the birdbath algae free.
  • As many gardeners are bird lovers, consider a birdbath, nesting box or a bag of birdseed.
  • If you have a birdbath make sure there are shallow areas for the hummingbirds to bathe.
  • Install a birdbath in an area where it can easily be observed and maintained.
British Dictionary definitions for birdbath


a small basin or trough for birds to bathe in, usually in a garden
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Word Origin and History for birdbath

also bird-bath, bird bath, 1862, from bird (n.1) + bath (n.).

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