whitethroat

noun
white·​throat | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌthrōt How to pronounce whitethroat (audio) \

Definition of whitethroat

: any of several birds with white on the throat: such as
a : an Old World warbler (Sylvia communis) with rusty upper parts and largely pale buff underparts

First Known Use of whitethroat

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whitethroat was circa 1674

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“Whitethroat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitethroat. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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