Witwal
Witwal Wit"wal`, Witwall Wit"wall`, n. [Akin to G. wittewal, wiedewall, MHG. witewal, D. wiedewaal, wielewaal, OD. weduwael, and perhaps the same word as OE. wodewale. Cf. {Wood}, n., {Wittol}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden oriole. (b) The greater spotted woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Witwall — Witwal Wit wal , Witwall Wit wall , n. [Akin to G. wittewal, wiedewall, MHG. witewal, D. wiedewaal, wielewaal, OD. weduwael, and perhaps the same word as OE. wodewale. Cf. {Wood}, n., {Wittol}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The golden oriole. (b) The greater… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitile — Whit ile, n. [Perhaps properly, the cutter (see {Whittle}, v.), or cf. whitewall, witwal.] (Zo[ o]l.) The yaffle. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wittol — Wit tol, n. [Said to be for white tail, and so called in allusion to its white tail; but cf. witwal.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The wheatear. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A man who knows his wife s infidelity and submits to it; a tame… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goldamsel, die — Die Goldamsel, plur. die n, eine Art Amseln oder Drosseln, mit himmelblauen Füßen, goldgelben Leibe und schwarzen Federn auf den Flügeln, welche ihr Nest an die Bäume hängt; Turdus aureus Klein, Coracias Oriolus L. Golddrossel, Goldmerle; im… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • witwall — ˈwiˌtwȯl noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete English, golden oriole, from obsolete German witwal, wittewal (now widewal, wiedewal), from Middle High German witewal, wittewal, from wite wood (from …   Useful english dictionary

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