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

Definition of birdbath

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

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Eliminating mosquito-breeding sites by removing standing water around your home by doing such things as dumping water that collects in tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, pet bowls, flowerpots and trash containers. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "2 metro Detroit blood donors test positive for West Nile virus," 5 Sep. 2019 Homeowners should also empty and clean containers such as birdbaths, wading pools and ceramic garden pots. Steve Schering,, "West Nile virus found in Oak Park mosquitos," 30 July 2019 Mosquito control recommends people survey their properties frequently to remove any standing water in common mosquito habitats such as buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths, fountains etc. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Broward County updates schedule to fight mosquitoes," 6 Sep. 2019 Flush ornamental fountains and birdbaths periodically; aerate ornamental pools, or stock them with predatory fish. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "2 metro Detroit blood donors test positive for West Nile virus," 5 Sep. 2019 Kukawka also recommends keeping feeders and birdbaths away from windows and other reflective surfaces., "Cleveland Metroparks partner with Ohio Lights Out to promote bird-friendly buildings," 2 Sep. 2019 Rachel bird bath: This concrete birdbath is simply styled, making it the perfect piece for any style of garden. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 Homeowners and business owners are encouraged to remove any standing water in buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths and fountains to help reduce the likelihood of mosquito breeding. Susannah Bryan,, "Mosquito spraying coming soon to 6 cities," 22 Aug. 2019 Provide water in one or more birdbaths for the birds this summer. Calvin Finch,, "How to deal with the garden damage from the dang deer," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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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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