wheatear

noun wheat·ear \ ˈhwēt-ˌir , ˈwēt- \

Definition of wheatear

:any of various small thrushes (genus Oenanthe); especially :a white-rumped one (O. oenanthe) of northern North America and the Old World

Origin and Etymology of wheatear

back-formation from earlier wheatears wheatear, probably by folk etymology or euphemism from white + arse


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