wa·​ter·​thrush ˈwȯ-tər-ˌthrəsh How to pronounce waterthrush (audio)
: 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, 22 July 2019 There was also a buff-breasted sandpiper, a cliff swallow, a blue-gray gnatcatcher, and a Northern waterthrush. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2019 Louisiana waterthrushes have arrived in some breeding areas already. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 29 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waterthrush was in 1811

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“Waterthrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterthrush. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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