yel·​low·​throat | \ ˈye-lō-ˌthrōt How to pronounce yellowthroat (audio) , ˈye-lə- \

Definition of yellowthroat

: any of several largely olive American warblers (genus Geothlypis) especially : one (G. trichas) with yellow breast and throat and in the male a black mask

Examples of yellowthroat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other highlights included a prairie warbler, a common yellowthroat, a rusty blackbird, and 3 yellow-bellied sapsuckers in Wellfleet, and a vesper sparrow in Truro., 14 Jan. 2020 Also among reports were a smattering of warblers: ovenbird, black-and-white, common yellowthroat, American redstart, yellow, and pine., 29 July 2019 In the fields a pair of common yellowthroats foraged at ground level. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 4 May 2018 This is a great time to head out looking for the common yellowthroat. Ernie Cowan,, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of yellowthroat

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellowthroat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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