birdseed

noun
bird·​seed | \ ˈbərd-ˌsēd How to pronounce birdseed (audio) \

Definition of birdseed

: a mixture of seeds (as of hemp, millet, and sunflowers) used for feeding caged and wild birds

Examples of birdseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ruth spoke with the management office at her condo and was told that her modest tray of birdseed could stay. John Kelly, Washington Post, "An award-winning nature photo was snapped in the wilds of Fairfax County," 24 July 2019 Most of these photos are the result of a careful study of animal behavior, patience and a lot of birdseed. courant.com, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 28 Aug. 2019 After the sunflowers’ heads hang low, Todd will use a combine to harvest the seeds and bag them for sale to local feed stores as birdseed. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al.com, "This sunflower field is Alabama’s happy place," 16 July 2019 Black bears are attracted to odors from potential food sources, including garbage, pet food, birdseed and small livestock, according to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Fox News, "Courageous dog chases bear from New Jersey backyard in wild video," 11 July 2019 He was allowed two hours on Sundays to run errands outside the house, to take out the trash, shovel snow, or fetch birdseed from the garage. Ann Neumann, Harper's magazine, "Going to Extremes," 10 June 2019 Pantry moths often go for birdseed, Hartzer says, so keep that away from the house and garage. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Moths in Every Part of Your Home, According to Experts," 13 Mar. 2019 Pantry moths often go for birdseed, Hartzer says, so keep that away from the house and garage. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Moths in Every Part of Your Home, According to Experts," 13 Mar. 2019 On Sunday, a few dozen Ku Klux Klan fliers were left in plastic bags weighed down with birdseed on residents’ doorsteps in neighborhoods in Gainesville and Bristow, in western Prince William, officials said. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, "Hate-group fliers appear in Prince William County," 9 July 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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birdseed

noun
How to pronounce birdseed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of birdseed

: seeds that are used for feeding birds

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