waterthrush

water thrush

noun
either of two North American warblers, Seirus noveboracensis or S. motacilla, usually living near streams.
Also, waterthrush.


Origin:
1660–70

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water thrush
 
n
either of two North American warblers, Seiurus motacilla or S. noveboracensis, having a brownish back and striped underparts and tending to occur near water

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