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[reed-burd] /ˈridˌbɜrd/
noun, Southern U.S.
Origin of reedbird
1640-50; reed + bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In July, after nesting, the male molts into a plumage resembling that of the female, when both are known as reedbird.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • He even loses his name, and is called reedbird, after his hiding-place.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for reedbird


any of several birds that frequent reed beds, esp (in the US and Canada) the bobolink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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