bird·​bath | \ ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio) , -ˌbäth \

Definition of birdbath

: a usually ornamental basin set up for birds to bathe in

Examples of birdbath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The birdbath should have a wide, shallow bowl that slopes on the sides and is about 4 inches deep. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Sep. 2021 The birds are migrating, so bring them into your landscape for observation by providing water in a birdbath, sugar water in a hummingbird feeder and seeds for seed eaters. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021 The Key Lime martini — his longtime favorite — is a lime green birdbath that combines Pearl vanilla vodka, KeKe key lime pie liqueur, and Rose’s lime juice., 13 Sep. 2021 Provide at least one birdbath for use by the birds. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 Place the birdbath 6 to 8 feet from the nearest shrub or other cover source. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Apr. 2021 On their acre homesite the Simons offer water from a heated birdbath. Star Tribune, 14 Jan. 2021 Supply them with seed and suet, and install at least one birdbath. Calvin Finch,, 26 Dec. 2020 Expect at least 10 species of birds to frequent your birdbath. Calvin Finch,, 1 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of birdbath

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birdbath was in 1862

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“Birdbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of birdbath

: a bowl that is filled with water and usually raised above the ground in a yard or garden so birds can bathe in it


bird·​bath | \ ˈbərd-ˌbath How to pronounce birdbath (audio) , -ˌbäth \

Kids Definition of birdbath

: a basin for birds to bathe in

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