house wren


Definition of house wren

: a common wren (Troglodytes aedon) that nests about houses and walls throughout the U.S. and migrates south in winter

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First Known Use of house wren

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“House wren.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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