noun ov·en·bird \ˈə-vən-ˌbərd\

Definition of ovenbird

  1. 1 :  any of various chiefly South American small brown passerine birds (family Furnariidae, especially genus Furnarius)

  2. 2 :  an American warbler (Seiurus aurocapillus) that builds a dome-shaped nest on the ground

Origin and Etymology of ovenbird

from the shape of its nest

First Known Use: circa 1825

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