cactus wren

noun

Definition of cactus wren

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

First Known Use of cactus wren

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cactus%20wren. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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