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blue mockingbird

noun
1.
See under mockingbird (def 2).

mockingbird

[mok-ing-burd] /ˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of several gray, black, and white songbirds of the genus Mimus, especially M. polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, noted for their ability to mimic the songs of other birds.
2.
any of various related or similar birds, as Melanotis caerulescens (blue mockingbird) of Mexico.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism; mocking + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for blue mockingbird

mockingbird

/ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
(Austral) any American songbird of the family Mimidae, having a long tail and grey plumage: noted for their ability to mimic the song of other birds
2.
a small scrub bird, Atrichornis rufescens, noted for its mimicry
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Word Origin and History for blue mockingbird

mockingbird

n.

also mocking-bird, 1670s, from mocking (adj.), 1520s, from present participle of mock (v.) + bird (n.1). Earlier form was mock-bird (1640s).

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