bird·​seed ˈbərd-ˌsēd How to pronounce birdseed (audio)
: 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 Sprinkling cayenne pepper on the birdseed is another option to deter squirrels. Lauren David, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2024 This one comes equipped with a mesh tray in the bottom that allows water to drain, so your birdseed stays nice and fresh. Amy Wilkinson, SELF, 14 June 2024 Landowners can take steps to prevent coyotes from establishing a den on their property by removing things like outdoor pet food or birdseed, which can attract rodents that coyotes will feast on. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 30 Apr. 2024 Rodents, which are a coyote’s natural prey, are attracted to birdseed. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for birdseed 

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birdseed was in 1661

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“Birdseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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bird·​seed ˈbərd-ˌsēd How to pronounce birdseed (audio)
: a mixture of seeds (as of sunflowers and millet) used for feeding birds

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