plural -s
: any of numerous small short-tailed African warblers constituting a genus (Sylvietta) of the family Sylviidae and widely distributed in dry open country

Word History


French, from Afrikaans krombek, from krom crooked (from Middle Dutch crom) + bek beak, from Middle Dutch bec, from Old French; akin to Old High German krump, krumpf crooked

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“Crombec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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