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crombec Syllabification: crom·bec
Pronunciation: /ˈkrämbek/

Definition of crombec in English:


A small African warbler with a very short tail, and gray or green upper parts with rufous or white underparts.
  • Genus Sylvietta, family Sylviidae: several species, in particular the (northern) crombec (S. brachyura)
Example sentences
  • The four species of longbills are mostly forest birds with longer bills and tails than crombecs, and mostly very drab in plumage.
  • New birds will come thick and fast - woodpeckers, kingfishers, barbets, tinkerbirds, widows, cisticolas, apalis and prinias, crombecs, various sparrows and canaries.
  • This tour saw all of the possible weavers and crombecs of Kenya.


Early 20th century: from French, from Dutch krom 'crooked' + bek 'beak'.

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