yel·​low·​throat ˈye-lō-ˌthrōt How to pronounce yellowthroat (audio)
: 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 Some species, such as Eastern towhees and common yellowthroats, will make their nests in brush piles. Scott Kirkwood, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellowthroat was in 1702

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“Yellowthroat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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