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wagtail

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noun wag·tail \ˈwag-ˌtāl\

Simple Definition of wagtail

  • : a small European bird that has a long tail which regularly moves up and down

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wagtail

  1. :  any of various chiefly Old World oscine birds (family Motacillidae) related to the pipits and having a long tail that they habitually jerk up and down


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