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Meaning of WARBLER

Pronunciation:  'worblur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a small active songbird
  2. [n]  a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
 

WARBLER is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 See Also: gnatcatcher, greater whitethroat, kinglet, lesser whitethroat, New World warbler, Old World warbler, oscine, oscine bird, singer, Sylvia communis, Sylvia curruca, true warbler, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, whitethroat, wood warbler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\War"bler\, n.
1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; --
   applied chiefly to birds.

         In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo.
                                               --Tickell.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World
   singing birds belonging to the family {Sylviid[ae]}, many
   of which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap,
   reed warbler (see under {Reed}), and sedge warbler (see
   under {Sedge}) are well-known species.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small, often
   bright colored, American singing birds of the family or
   subfamily {Mniotiltid[ae]}, or {Sylvicolin[ae]}. They are
   allied to the Old World warblers, but most of them are not
   particularly musical.

Note: The American warblers are often divided, according to
      their habits, into bush warblers, creeping warblers,
      fly-catching warblers, ground warblers, wood warblers,
      wormeating warblers, etc.

{Bush warbler} (Zo["o]l.) any American warbler of the genus
   {Opornis}, as the Connecticut warbler ({O. agilis}).

{Creeping warbler} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
   very small American warblers belonging to {Parula},
   {Mniotilta}, and allied genera, as the blue yellow-backed
   warbler ({Parula Americana}), and the black-and-white
   creeper ({Mniotilta varia}).

{Fly-catching warbler} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species
   of warblers belonging to {Setophaga}, {Sylvania}, and
   allied genera having the bill hooked and notched at the
   tip, with strong rictal bristles at the base, as the
   hooded warbler ({Sylvania mitrata}), the black-capped
   warbler ({S. pusilla}), the Canadian warbler ({S.
   Canadensis}), and the American redstart (see {Redstart}).


{Ground warbler} (Zo["o]l.), any American warbler of the
   genus {Geothlypis}, as the mourning ground warbler ({G.
   Philadelphia}), and the Maryland yellowthroat (see
   {Yellowthroat}).

{Wood warbler} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous American
   warblers of the genus {Dendroica}. Among the most common
   wood warblers in the Eastern States are the yellowbird, or
   yellow warbler (see under {Yellow}), the black-throated
   green warbler ({Dendroica virens}), the yellow-rumped
   warbler ({D. coronata}), the blackpoll ({D. striata}), the
   bay-breasted warbler ({D. castanea}), the chestnut-sided
   warbler ({D. Pennsylvanica}), the Cape May warbler ({D.
   tigrina}), the prairie warbler (see under {Prairie}), and
   the pine warbler ({D. pinus}). See also {Magnolia
   warbler}, under {Magnolia}, and {Blackburnian warbler}.

 

 

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