wood warbler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood warbler European woodland warbler with dull yellow plumage
    • n wood warbler small bright-colored American songbird with a weak unmusical song
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood warbler (Zoöl) any one of numerous American warblers of the genus Dendroica. Among the most common wood warblers in the Eastern States are the yellowbird, or yellow warbler (see under Yellow), the black-throated green warbler (Dendroica virens), the yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata), the blackpoll (D. striata), the bay-breasted warbler (Dendroica castanea), the chestnut-sided warbler (Dendroica Pennsylvanica), the Cape May warbler (Dendroica tigrina), the prairie warbler (see under Prairie), and the pine warbler (Dendroica pinus). See also Magnolia warbler, under Magnolia, and Blackburnian warbler.
    • Wood warbler (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of American warblers of the genus Dendroica. See Warbler.
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Usage

In literature:

I'm a Warbler, a Wood Warbler.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
But the crowning glory of all these robins, flycatchers, and warblers is the wood thrush.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The wood warbler was cheeping inquiringly at this sudden change in the deportment of his friend behind the shoulder of shale.
"The Flaming Forest" by James Oliver Curwood
Occasionally you may find the nest of some rare wood-warbler forming a little pocket in the apron of moss that hangs down over the damp rocks.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
All the birds are here, pretty much, and the warblers troop through the woods.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
You know how full of melody is an English wood, when thrush, blackbird, mavis, linnet, and a thousand warblers flit from tree to tree.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
The Kentucky warbler is fond of walking about on the ground in the woods, seeking for his favorite insects.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
A shuddering sensation passed through her frame, just as the poor warbler of the woods quivers at the approach of the rattle-snake.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
On the same principles the ornithologist will direct you where to look for the Hooded Warbler, the Wood-Sparrow, or the Chewink.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Sometimes a rabbit or a jay or a little warbler brings the woods to my door.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
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In poetry:

God feeds the warblers of the wood,
And clothes the lilies of the plain;
God gives to all things living food,
And will he not his sons sustain?
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard