Reedling

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reedling rēd"lĭng (Zoöl) The European bearded titmouse (Panurus biarmicus); -- called also reed bunting bearded pinnock, and lesser butcher bird.☞ It is orange brown, marked with black, white, and yellow on the wings. The male has a tuft of black feathers on each side of the face.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reedling The bearded tit. Panurus or Calamophilus biarmicus, a common bird of Europe and Asia: so called from frequenting reeds. Also called reed-pheasant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reedling the European bearded titmouse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hreód; Dut. riet, Ger. ried.

Usage

In literature:

At the end of the hedge which is near a brook, a sedge-reedling takes up his residence in the spring.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
This is the appearance of his home when the sedge-reedling returns to it.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
PANAsRUS (Bearded Tit or Reedling).
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
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