Wren warbler
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 — (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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