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Meaning of TITMOUSE

Pronunciation:  'tit`maws

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small insectivorous birds

TITMOUSE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: tit
 See Also: Auriparus flaviceps, blue tit, bush tit, bushtit, Chamaea fasciata, chickadee, family Paridae, oscine, oscine bird, Paridae, Parus bicolor, Parus caeruleus, tomtit, tufted titmouse, verdin, wren-tit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tit"mouse`\, n.; pl. {Titmice}. [OE. titemose,
titmase; tit small, or a small bird + AS. m[=a]se a kind of
small bird; akin to D. mees a titmouse, G. meise, OHG. meisa,
Icel. meisingr. The English form has been influenced by the
unrelated word mouse. Cf. {Tit} a small bird.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing
birds belonging to {Parus} and allied genera; -- called also
{tit}, and {tomtit}.

Note: The blue titmouse ({Parus c[oe]ruleus}), the marsh
      titmouse ({P. palustris}), the crested titmouse ({P.
      cristatus}), the great titmouse ({P. major}), and the
      long tailed titmouse ({[AE]githalos caudatus}), are the
      best-known European species. See {Chickadee}.