vee·​ry | \ ˈvir-ē How to pronounce veery (audio) \
plural veeries

Definition of veery

: an American thrush (Catharus fuscescens) common in the eastern U.S.

Examples of veery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also spotted were a least flycatcher, a veery, and an orchard oriole., "Bird sightings," 6 May 2018 The forest is a large and welcome habitat for forest birds like the veery, wood thrush, and a variety of owls and woodpeckers. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Bull Hill Preserve Is Jewel In Wyndham Land Trust Crown," 26 Apr. 2018 The veeries may have already passed through while the hermit thrushes may not have arrived quite yet. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Dogwoods are magnets for migrating thrushes in fall," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of veery

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veery

probably imitative of its downward-spiraling song

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“Veery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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