Whinchat Whin"chat`, n. [So called because it frequents whins.] (Zo["o]l.) A small warbler ({Pratincola rubetra}) common in Europe; -- called also {whinchacker}, {whincheck}, {whin-clocharet}. [1913 Webster]

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  • whinchat — noun Etymology: whin Date: 1678 a small brown and buff European singing bird (Saxicola rubetra) of grassy meadows …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whinchat — /hwin chat , win /, n. a small Old World thrush, Saxicola rubetra, having a buff colored breast and white streaks in the tail. [1670 80; WHIN + CHAT] * * * ▪ bird       (Saxicola rubetra), Eurasian thrush named for its habitat: swampy meadows,… …   Universalium

  • whinchat — noun A small Old World songbird, Saxicola rubetra, that feeds on insects …   Wiktionary

  • whinchat — n. species of small European thrush (type of bird) …   English contemporary dictionary

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