winter wren

noun

Definition of winter wren

  1. :  a very small wren (Troglodytes troglodytes hiemalis) of the coniferous forests of the northern U.S. and Canada that migrates southward in winter, is dark cinnamon brown barred with black, and is the American representative of the common European wren

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