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chiffchaff

[chif-chaf, -chahf] /ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf, -ˌtʃɑf/
noun
1.
a common, greenish Old World warbler, Phylloscopus collybita.
Origin of chiffchaff
1770-1780
1770-80; gradational compound; imitative
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chiffchaff

/ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf/
noun
1.
a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
Word Origin
C18: imitative of its call
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