golden-crested wren
Kinglet King"let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The golden-crowned kinglet ({Regulus satrapa}), and the rubycrowned kinglet ({Regulus calendula}), are the most common American species. The common English kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}) is also called {golden-crested wren}, {moonie}, and {marigold finch}. The kinglets are often popularly called {wrens}, both in America and England.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • golden-crested wren — Goldcrest Gold crest (g[=o]ld kr[e^]st ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European golden crested kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}, or {Regulus regulus}); called also {golden crested wren}, and {golden wren}. The name is also sometimes applied to the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden-crested wren — noun see golden crested kinglet …   Useful english dictionary

  • golden-crested kinglet — noun European kinglet with a black bordered yellow crown patch • Syn: ↑goldcrest, ↑Regulus regulus • Hypernyms: ↑kinglet * * * noun also golden crested wren ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Wren babbler — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden wren — Goldcrest Gold crest (g[=o]ld kr[e^]st ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European golden crested kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}, or {Regulus regulus}); called also {golden crested wren}, and {golden wren}. The name is also sometimes applied to the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wren — /rɛn / (say ren) noun 1. any of a large number of small birds with long legs and long, almost upright tails, of the family Maluridae, especially the brightly coloured fairy wrens, genus Malurus, and related genera, as the emu wrens, Stipiturus,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • golden warbler — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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