catbird

noun cat·bird \ ˈkat-ˌbərd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of catbird

: an American songbird (Dumetella carolinensis) that is dark gray in color with a black cap and reddish coverts under the tail and is related to the mockingbird

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First Known Use of catbird

1709



CATBIRD Defined for Kids

catbird

noun cat·bird \ ˈkat-ˌbərd \

Definition of catbird for Students

: a dark gray songbird that has a call like a cat's meow

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