tufted titmouse

tufted titmouse
noun
crested titmouse of eastern and midwestern United States
Syn: ↑Parus bicolor
Hypernyms: ↑titmouse, ↑tit
Member Holonyms: ↑Parus, ↑genus Parus

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noun
: an ashy gray titmouse (Parus bicolor) with a pointed crest that is found in the eastern United States chiefly south of New England and in the Midwest

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a gray titmouse, Parus bicolor, of the eastern and midwestern U.S., having a crested head. See illus. under titmouse.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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tufted titmouse,
a titmouse of the eastern United States, bluish-gray with white and rust underparts, and a crest.

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