Brantail
Brantail Bran"tail` (br[a^]n"t[=a]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The European redstart; -- so called from the red color of its tail. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • brantail — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fireflirt — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firetail — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phoenicurus ochruros — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phoenicurus phoenicurus — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phoenicurus tithys — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redstart — Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redtail — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruticilla — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruticilla phoenicurus — Redstart Red start ( st?rt ), n. [Red + start tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small, handsome European singing bird ({Phoenicurus phoenicurus}, formerly {Ruticilla phoenicurus}), allied to the nightingale; called also {redtail}, {brantail}, {fireflirt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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