stonechat

noun
stone·​chat | \ ˈstōn-ˌchat How to pronounce stonechat (audio) \

Definition of stonechat

: an Old World oscine songbird (Saxicola torquata of the family Muscicapidae) also : any of various related birds (genus Saxicola)

First Known Use of stonechat

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

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“Stonechat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stonechat. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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