Definition of wheatear in English:

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wheatear

Pronunciation: /ˈwiːtɪə/

noun

A mainly Eurasian and African songbird related to the chats, with black and buff or black and white plumage and a white rump.
Example sentences
  • Skylarks, wheatears, pipits and greylag geese fill any silences that remain.
  • Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.
  • The name wheatears comes from the Anglo-Saxon.

Origin

Late 16th century: apparently from white (assimilated to wheat) + arse (assimilated to ear2).

Words that rhyme with wheatear

meteor

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: wheat|ear

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