bird·​bath ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio)
: a usually ornamental basin set up for birds to bathe in

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Using simple materials of wood, wire and plaster, my grandfather created birdbaths, outdoor furniture and plant stands in his spare time. Philip Martin, Arkansas Online, 13 Mar. 2023 The avid gardener likely has some favorite tools already, so consider trying something new for the plants this season—like Arber’s organic plant wellness products or a beautiful birdbath, to attract beneficial wildlife that supports and brings life to the garden. Samantha Rees, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Put a small pebble or stone in your birdbath to give insects a spot to safely perch and sip. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2023 What goes in a birdbath but never gets wet? Christina Montoya Fiedler, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 Lauren Michelle Stevens, the pastor of Lafayette United Methodist Church, got involved in helping to capture the first toucan after learning from Nextdoor and Facebook posts that a brightly colored bird had visited a Lafayette neighbor’s birdbath. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2023 The smaller attached branches extend over the birdbath. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 Another thing that pollinators need is a water source, such as a birdbath. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2023 Unite them by adding this birdbath to your shopping carts. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdbath was in 1847

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“Birdbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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bird·​bath ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio)
: a basin set up for wild birds to bathe in

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