whinchat

noun
whin·​chat | \ ˈ(h)win-ˌchat How to pronounce whinchat (audio) \

Definition of whinchat

: a small brown and buff European singing bird (Saxicola rubetra) of grassy meadows

First Known Use of whinchat

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whinchat

whin

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The first known use of whinchat was in 1678

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“Whinchat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinchat. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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