Definition of veery in English:

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veery

Pronunciation: /ˈvirē/

noun

A North American woodland thrush with a brown back and speckled breast.
  • Catharus fuscescens, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae.
Example sentences
  • Research in Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia shows that forest birds like the American redstart, hooded warbler, Kentucky warbler, worm-eating warbler, ovenbird, wood thrush, and veery are all vulnerable to deer overpopulation.
  • The wood and hermit thrushes and their cousin the veery have taken a severe hit from the cowbirds, so that they are on the brink of becoming endangered species.
  • In the agricultural Midwest, more than 80 percent of the nests of some species - veery, wood thrush, hooded warbler, red-eyed vireo, scarlet tanager, and others - host cowbird eggs.

Origin

Mid 19th century: perhaps imitative.

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Syllabification: veer·y

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