Definition of hornero in English:

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hornero

Pronunciation: /ˌhôrˈnerō/

noun (plural horneros)

A tropical American bird of the ovenbird family, often building its ovenlike mud nest on the top of a fence post. Also called ovenbird.
  • Genus Furnarius, family Furnariidae: several species, in particular the rufous hornero (F. rufus).
Example sentences
  • The chalk-browed mockingbird, rufous-bellied thrush and brown-and-yellow marshbird reject pure white cowbird eggs, while the rufous hornero rejects eggs according to size.
  • What is interesting is that the rufous hornero laboriously build a new nest every year, abandoning their nests to be used by other animals.
  • Also seen along the way into town were red-legged seriema, crested tyrant, rufous horneros, white-rumped swallows and blue and white swallows.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Spanish, literally 'baker'.

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Syllabification: hor·ne·ro

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