tailorbird

noun tai·lor·bird \ ˈtā-lər-ˌbərd \

Definition of tailorbird

: any of a genus (Orthotomus of the family Sylviidae) of chiefly Asian warblers that stitch leaves together to support and hide their nests

First Known Use of tailorbird

1769


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