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Meaning of CATBIRD

Pronunciation:  'kat`burd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing
  2. [n]  any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
 

CATBIRD is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bowerbird, Dumetella carolinensis, gray catbird
 
 See Also: Chlamydera nuchalis, Dumetella, family Ptilonorhynchidae, genus Dumetella, great bowerbird, oscine, oscine bird, Ptilonorhynchidae, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, satin bird, satin bowerbird

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"bird\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
An American bird ({Galeoscoptes Carolinensis}), allied to the
mocking bird, and like it capable of imitating the notes of
other birds, but less perfectly. Its note resembles at times
the mewing of a cat.

 

 

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