ruby-crowned kinglet

variants: or ruby-crowned wren \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗-​ \

Definition of ruby-crowned kinglet

: an American kinglet (Regulus calendula) having a notable song and in the male a bright red crown patch

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First Known Use of ruby-crowned kinglet

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Ruby-crowned kinglet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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