whitethroat
noun Date: 1676 any of several birds with white on the throat: as a. an Old World warbler (Sylvia communis) with rusty upper parts and largely pale buff underparts b. white-throated sparrow

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  • Whitethroat — White throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of Old World warblers, esp. the common European species ({Sylvia cinerea}), called also {strawsmear}, {nettlebird}, {muff}, and {whitecap}, the {garden whitethroat}, or {golden warbler}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitethroat — [hwīt′thrōt΄, wīt′thrōt΄] n. any of several birds having white around the throat; esp., certain Old World warblers (genus Sylvia) or the white throated sparrow …   English World dictionary

  • Whitethroat — Taxobox name = Whitethroat image width = 204px status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Sylviidae genus = Sylvia species = S. communis binomial = Sylvia communis… …   Wikipedia

  • whitethroat — /hwuyt throht , wuyt /, n. 1. any of several small songbirds having white throats, esp. an Old World warbler, Sylvia communis. 2. See white throated sparrow. [1670 80; WHITE + THROAT] * * * ▪ bird       (Sylvia communis), typical Old World… …   Universalium

  • whitethroat — noun A species of typical warbler, scientific name Sylvia communis …   Wiktionary

  • whitethroat — noun a migratory warbler with a grey head and white throat. [Sylvia communis and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitethroat — white•throat [[t]ˈ(h)waɪtˌθroʊt, ˈwaɪt [/t]] n. 1) orn any of several small songbirds having white throats, esp. an Old World warbler Sylvia communis[/ex] 2) orn white throated sparrow • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • whitethroat — /ˈwaɪtθroʊt/ (say wuytthroht) noun 1. a small African and Eurasian songbird, Sylvia communis, reddish brown above, with white throat, and distinguishable from its closest allies by the white marks on its outer tail feathers. 2. any of several… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whitethroat — n. a warbler, Sylvia communis, with a white patch on the throat …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden whitethroat — Whitethroat White throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of Old World warblers, esp. the common European species ({Sylvia cinerea}), called also {strawsmear}, {nettlebird}, {muff}, and {whitecap}, the {garden whitethroat}, or {golden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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