verdin

noun
ver·​din | \ ˈvər-dᵊn How to pronounce verdin (audio) \

Definition of verdin

: a very small yellow-headed bird (Auriparus flaviceps) of arid scrubland that is related to the chickadee and is found from Texas to California and southward to Mexico

First Known Use of verdin

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verdin

borrowed from French, "a green songbird of Indochina," alteration of verdon, verdun "bunting, yellowhammer," from vert "green" + -on, diminutive suffix — more at verdant

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The first known use of verdin was in 1881

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“Verdin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verdin. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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