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willow warbler

noun
1.
any of several usually grayish-green leaf warblers, especially Phylloscopus trochilus, of Europe.
Origin of willow warbler
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • The nest of the willow warbler, to which I have referred, is a kind of thatched cottage upholstered with feathers.

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  • The song of the willow warbler has a dying fall; no other bird-song is so touching in this respect.

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British Dictionary definitions for willow warbler

willow warbler

noun
1.
an Old World warbler, Phylloscopus trochilis, of Eurasian woodlands
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