Definition of chickadee in English:

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chickadee

Pronunciation: /ˈCHikədē/

noun

North American
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A North American titmouse, in particular: the black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus), with distinctive black cap and throat, and the similar but smaller Carolina chickadee (P. carolinensis).
Example sentences
  • Aside from pigeons, chickadees, seagulls, and the occasional bluejay, we city-dwellers don't usually get to see a variety of bird species.
  • I thought this was smart since that would save energy, but I'm sure there is some predator defense that works since most chickadees grab a seed and eat it elsewhere.
  • There seems to be less of a variety of species now, but the cute chickadees still come by, picking their way through the seeds to get to their favorite sunflower seeds.

Origin

Mid 19th century: imitative of its call.

Words that rhyme with chickadee

Picardy

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Syllabification: chick·a·dee

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