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ovenbird

noun ov·en·bird \-ˌbərd\

Definition of OVENBIRD

1
:  any of various chiefly South American small brown passerine birds (family Furnariidae, especially genus Furnarius)
2
:  an American warbler (Seiurus aurocapillus) that builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground

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Origin of OVENBIRD

from the shape of its nest
First Known Use: circa 1825

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