veery

veery

[veer-ee]
noun, plural veeries.
a thrush, Catharus fuscescens, common in the eastern and northern U.S., noted for its song.
Also called Wilson's thrush.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; perhaps veer1 + -y2

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veery (ˈvɪərɪ)
 
n , pl veeries
a tawny brown North American thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, with a slightly spotted grey breast
 
[C19: probably imitative of its note]

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