Icteria viridis
Chat Chat, n. 1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip. [1913 Webster]

Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus {Icteria}, allied to the warblers, in America. The best known species are the yellow-breasted chat ({Icteria viridis}), and the long-tailed chat ({Icteria longicauda}). In Europe the name is given to several birds of the family {Saxicolid[ae]}, as the {stonechat}, and {whinchat}. [1913 Webster]

{Bush chat}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Bush}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Icteria longicauda — Chat Chat, n. 1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip. [1913 Webster] Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the genus {Icteria}, allied to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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