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Carolina wren

noun
1.
a large wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus, of the U.S., having a musical call.
Origin of Carolina wren
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Now the Carolina wren sings, ‘cheerily, cheerily, cheerily.’

  • The Carolina wren frequents the undergrowth in thickets; he is the most nervously active of all the wrens.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • Its freely uttered song is a loud, clear two-syllabled whistle, in tone like the voice of the Carolina wren or Cardinal.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • The Carolina wren is a bird of the woods, whose loud, musical whistles are among the most conspicuous of southern bird notes.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman

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