dickcissel

noun
dick·​cis·​sel | \dik-ˈsi-səl, ˈdik-ˌ\

Definition of dickcissel 

: a common migratory black-throated finch (Spiza americana of the family Cardinalidae) of the central U.S.

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Birds known as the dickcissel will perch on plant stalks and chirp — dick dick cissel — over and over again until most humans have had enough. Rick Montgomery, kansascity.com, "Jerry Smith Farm Park: Native plants fill a patch of prairie that’s never seen a plow," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of dickcissel

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dickcissel

imitative

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