noun nut·hatch \ˈnət-ˌhach\

: a small bird with a narrow beak and short tail

Full Definition of NUTHATCH

:  any of various small tree-climbing chiefly insectivorous birds (family Sittidae and especially genus Sitta) that have a compact body, a narrow bill, a short tail, and sometimes a black cap

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Origin of NUTHATCH

Middle English notehache, from note nut + -hache; akin to Old English tohaccian to hack — more at hack
First Known Use: 14th century
NUTHATCH Defined for Kids


noun nut·hatch \ˈnət-ˌhach\

Definition of NUTHATCH for Kids

:  a small bird that creeps on tree trunks and branches and eats insects


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