American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Either of two small, long-tailed birds (Psaltriparus minimus or P. melanotis) of western North America, having predominantly gray plumage.
- bush + tit (Wiktionary)
“The most abundant resident birds are the bushtit, pinyon jay, plain titmouse, black-chinned hummingbird, Woodhouse's jay, red-tailed hawk, golden eagle, red-shafted flicker, and rock wren.”
“The most common birds seen in the dry summer season are wrentit, common bushtit, and rufous-sided towhee.”
“So I just spellchecked something I'm working on, and spellcheck flagged the word "bullshit" and wanted to replace it with the word "bushtit.”
“Several times I've been down there I go "down" the main part of my flower garden and I've heard that unmistakeable squeak like a bushtit on steroids and it's come and posed and flashed its colours at me and of course I haven't had my camera with me.”
“Not to mention the bird that's got it all, the bushtit … pete Says:”
“Our capital city is also full of bushtit, if you change spelling a bit.”
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birds with singular names from
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Birds endemic to the United States and/or North America.
You know who you are, freakish compounds. Though very useful, some of these words just don't seem right together--or, their meanings are so far from what the two (or more) component words suggest t...
just the next words that come along
Words I absolutely will not say aloud to people unless I'm sure they know exactly what I'm talking about. Also words that require great diligence in pronunciation, so no one is offended by a slight...
As a second language, thank you.
Looking for tweets for bushtit.