stonechat

noun

stone·​chat ˈstōn-ˌchat How to pronounce stonechat (audio)
: an Old World oscine songbird (Saxicola torquata of the family Muscicapidae)
also : any of various related birds (genus Saxicola)

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stonechat was circa 1783

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“Stonechat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stonechat. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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