waterthrush

noun
wa·​ter·​thrush | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌthrəsh How to pronounce waterthrush (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterthrush

: either of two North American warblers (Seiurus noveboracensis and S. motacilla of the family Parulidae) found near fresh water (such as a stream)

Examples of waterthrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Songbirds that should be migrating south soon include the Northern waterthrush and yellow warbler. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings," 22 July 2019 There was also a buff-breasted sandpiper, a cliff swallow, a blue-gray gnatcatcher, and a Northern waterthrush. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings," 2 Sep. 2019 Louisiana waterthrushes have arrived in some breeding areas already. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Keep an eye out for ruby-throated hummingbirds this weekend | Charlotte Observer," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of waterthrush

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterthrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterthrush. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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