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 Birds, of course, drink water — from your birdbath, a puddle, wherever. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "As the planet warms, the future of some birds is uncertain," 22 Sep. 2020 His favorite time of year is spring, when the birdbath and fountain displays go up. Julie Kendrick, Star Tribune, "Meet the shop kitties of the Twin Cities," 11 Sep. 2020 To make your birdbath even more attractive to area birds, install a recirculating or dripper apparatus. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: The 2 easiest ways to get more birds and pollinators in your San Antonio garden right now: hummingbird feeders, birdbaths," 20 Aug. 2020 If this all sounds like too much trouble, another way to attract birds is with a DIY birdbath. Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post, "During the pandemic, the popularity of birdwatching is soaring. Here’s what you need to know to tune in to the feathered soap opera outside your window.," 26 Aug. 2020 Clean your birdbath once a week to rid the water of bacteria, advises Goldman. Popular Mechanics, "How Attracting the Right Wildlife Can Maximize Your Lawn and Garden," 23 Aug. 2020 Place a birdbath within earshot of the nesting box as water is essential to birds for both drinking and cleaning their feathers. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ten ways to attract and help bluebirds in Wisconsin," 25 June 2020 This ceramic birdbath is both durable and stylish thanks to a pretty blue glaze. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 6 Best Birdbaths to Upgrade Your Garden This Summer," 22 June 2020 Do not worry about mosquito egg laying; between evaporation and the birds splashing, the birdbath will need to be refilled every day. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Coral vine, John Fanick phlox and bougainvillea are what’s blooming in San Antonio gardens right now," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of birdbath

1862, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“Birdbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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