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wood warbler

noun
1.
warbler (def 2).
2.
a yellowish-green European warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix.
Origin of wood warbler
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • The wood-warbler is also pugnacious, and will even attack a pair of Chaffinches.

    Territory in Bird Life H. Eliot Howard
  • Three other tantalizing little members of this numerous tribe are the chiff-chaff, willow-warbler, and wood-warbler.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • The nest of the Hay-bird resembles that of the wood-warbler, but it is lined with feathers.

British Dictionary definitions for wood-warbler

wood warbler

noun
1.
a European woodland warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix, with a dull yellow plumage
2.
another name for the American warbler See warbler (sense 3)
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