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noun ver·din \ˈvər-dən\

Definition of verdin

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of verdin

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


First Known Use: 1881

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