Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given by Coues to the wrens of the genus Campylorhynchus, from their frequenting and nesting in cactuses. The brown-headed cactus-wren is C. brunneicapillus; the St. Lucas cactus-wren is C. affinis. There are numerous other species of Mexico and Central America. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) an American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of several species.
- n. large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico
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