Catbird Definition

kătbûrd
noun
A slate-gray North American passerine bird (Dumetella carolinensis) with a black crown and tail: it makes a mewing sound like that of a cat and is in the same family (Mimidae) as the mockingbirds and thrashers.
Webster's New World
Any of various other species of birds having a similar cry, especially one of several birds of Australia and New Guinea related to the bowerbirds.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • bowerbird
  • Dumetella carolinensis
  • gray catbird
  • grey catbird
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Other Word Forms of Catbird

Noun

Singular:
catbird
Plural:
catbirds

Origin of Catbird

  • From cat +‎ bird, because its cry is said to resemble that of a cat.

    From Wiktionary

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