Wren tit
Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family {Troglodytid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the species best known are the house wren ({Troglodytes a["e]don}) common in both Europe and America, and the American winter wren ({Troglodytes hiemalis}). See also {Cactus wren}, {Marsh wren}, and {Rock wren}, under {Cactus}, {Marsh}, and {Rock}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among these are several species of European warblers; as, the reed wren (see {Reed warbler} (a), under {Reed}), the sedge wren (see {Sedge warbler}, under {Sedge}), the willow wren (see {Willow warbler}, under {Willow}), the golden-crested wren, and the ruby-crowned wren (see {Kinglet}). [1913 Webster]

{Ant wren}, any one of numerous South American birds of the family {Formicarid[ae]}, allied to the ant thrushes.

{Blue wren}, a small Australian singing bird ({Malurus cyaneus}), the male of which in the breeding season is bright blue. Called also {superb warbler}.

{Emu wren}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Wren babbler}, any one of numerous species of small timaline birds belonging to {Alcippe}, {Stachyris}, {Timalia}, and several allied genera. These birds are common in Southern Asia and the East Indies.

{Wren tit}. See {Ground wren}, under {Ground}.

{Wren warbler}, any one of several species of small Asiatic and African singing birds belonging to {Prinia} and allied genera. These birds are closely allied to the tailor birds, and build their nests in a similar manner. See also {Pincpinc}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wren tit — noun A Californian bird (Chamaea fasciata) resembling the wren and the titmouse • • • Main Entry: ↑wren …   Useful english dictionary

  • wren-tit — noun small brown bird of California resembling a wren • Syn: ↑Chamaea fasciata • Hypernyms: ↑titmouse, ↑tit • Member Holonyms: ↑Chamaea, ↑genus Chamaea * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wren tit — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wren-tit — /ren tit /, n. a small, brown bird, Chamaea fasciata, of the western U.S., resembling a wren and a titmouse, and having a long, tapered tail. Also, wrentit. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pallid wren-tit — noun : a wren tit of the interior valleys of southern California that constitutes a distinct subspecies (Chamaea fasciata henshawi) and is distinguished by pale grayish plumage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tit — Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something small …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tit babbler — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tit for tat — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tit thrush — Tit Tit, n. 1. A small horse. Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman; used in contempt. Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. A morsel; a bit. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word probably meant originally, something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wren — (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family {Troglodytid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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