Definition of verdin in English:


Line breaks: ver¦din
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːdɪn


  • A small songbird with a grey body and yellowish head, found in the semi-deserts of south-western North America.
    • Auriparus flaviceps, family Remizidae
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    • It was the head of a verdin, an extreme southwestern species that hops around in the trees, searching for insects to eat.
    • Hummingbirds and verdins sip nectar from flowers in late spring and summer; several birds and rodents eat the seeds in late summer and fall.
    • The verdins have been doing their best to hover at the feeding holes.


late 19th century: from French, literally 'yellowhammer'.

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