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cactus wren

noun
1.
any American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of arid regions, especially C. brunneicapillus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • The cactus wren is a bird that nests in or around a cactus, so babies can be protected from bigger animals.

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