Definitions

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  • n. Prunella, a genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.
  • n. One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.
  • n. A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, one who sings the leading part. [F. accenteur.] In ornithology: [capitalized] A genus of passerine birds, family Sylviidæ, subfamily Accentorinæ.
  • n. A name sometimes applied to the golden-crowned thrush or oven-bird, Siurus auricapillus, a well-known passerine bird of the United States, of the family Sylvicolidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia

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Examples

  • Passerines such as the black-throated thrush (Turdus ruficollis) or robin accentor (Prunella rubeuloides) winter in this ecoregion.

    Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe

  • The park is important for a number of species breeding at high altitudes, such as blood pheasant Ithaginis cruentus, robin accentor Prunella rubeculoides, white-throated redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps, grandala Grandala coelicolor and several rosefinches.

    Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

  • Again, his mysterious "night warbler," to which he so often alludes, was one of our common everyday birds which most school-children know, namely, the oven-bird, or wood-accentor, yet to Thoreau it was a sort of phantom bird upon which his imagination loved to dwell.

    The Last Harvest

  • And I mean these are long time industry focus, veterans, accentor type of or other big consulting folks with some industry background that we are really excited about.

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  • Sylviidae Friendly bush-warbler Bradypterus accentor

    Borneo montane rain forests

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