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winter wren

noun
1.
(in the Western Hemisphere) a small wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, of coniferous forests.
Origin of winter wren
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Instantly a winter-wren, as though at a signal, went into ecstatic ravings.

    The Silent Places Steward Edward White
  • The winter-wren is another marvelous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • The winter-wren is another marvellous songster, in speaking of whom it is difficult to avoid superlatives.

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