Definition of verdin in English:

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verdin

Pronunciation: /ˈvərdn/

noun

A small songbird with a gray body and yellowish head, found in the semideserts of southwestern North America.
  • Auriparus flaviceps, family Remizidae.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: ver·din

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