nuthatch

[nuht-hach] /ˈnʌtˌhætʃ/
noun
1.
any of numerous small, short-tailed, sharp-beaked birds of the family Sittidae that creep on trees and feed on small nuts and insects.
Origin
1300–50; Middle English notehache, nuthagge, nuthak, literally, nut hacker. See nut, hack1
Example Sentences for nuthatch
The presence of this nuthatch is typically announced by its nasal calls.
Less gregarious than other nuthatches, the white-breasted nuthatch is typically seen singly or in pairs.
British Dictionary definitions for nuthatch
nuthatch (ˈnʌtˌhætʃ)
 
n
any songbird of the family Sittidae, esp Sitta europaea, having strong feet and bill, and feeding on insects, seeds, and nuts
 
[C14: notehache, from note nut + hache hatchet, from the bird's habit of splitting nuts; see nut, hack1]

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Word Origin and History for nuthatch
nuthatch
mid-14c., probably is so called from its habit of breaking open and eating nuts; from nut + second element related to hack (v.) and hatchet.
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