cactus wren


: a large harsh-voiced wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) especially of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico

Examples of cactus wren in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others are perfectly adapted to our Sonoran desert like the cactus wren, our state bird. Kaely Monahan, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cactus wren was in 1866

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“Cactus wren.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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