worm-eating warbler


Definition of worm-eating warbler

: a warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus) of the eastern U.S. of chiefly terrestrial habits that is olivaceous above and creamy below with black and buffy stripes on the crown

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History and Etymology for worm-eating warbler

worm entry 1 + eating, present participle of eat

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“Worm-eating warbler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm-eating%20warbler. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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