accentor

noun
ac·​cen·​tor | \ akˈsentə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of accentor

: a bird of the genus Prunella especially : the European hedge sparrow

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First Known Use of accentor

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accentor

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, one that sings with another, from Latin ad- + Medieval Latin -centor (from Latin cantor singer)

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“Accentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accentor. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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