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wheatear

noun wheat·ear \ˈhwēt-ˌir, ˈwēt-\

Definition of WHEATEAR

:  any of various small thrushes (genus Oenanthe); especially :  a white-rumped one (O. oenanthe) of northern North America and the Old World
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Origin of WHEATEAR

back-formation from earlier wheatears wheatear, probably by folk etymology or euphemism from white + arse
First Known Use: 1591

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