Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a red or reddish breast.
- A misnomer of the American woodcock, Philohela minor.
- Same as redbreast, 3.
“Below each drawing I compose a cryptogram, a hybrid of pig Latin, English, and French, neatly labeling each picture in tiny calligraphic script: Binrobatus rouge for red-breasted robin, Chicadeenus chapeaunoir for the little black-capped chickadee.”
“At a sale hosted by Christie's in New York in 2007, a record $856,000 was paid for a red-breasted merganser hen made in the 1870s by famed carver Lothrop Holmes, who worked as a cemetery superintendent in Massachusetts.”
“These red-breasted mergansers, drawn by Neal Anderson, are sometimes called "punk ducks.”
“So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.”
“The red vest fits the source of a red-breasted robin, but what part of a robin is green?”
“They were obviously home to the arboreal inhabitants of the town, cousins of the red-breasted, foul-mouthed public servant they had met delivering mail to Clothahump's tree several days ago.”
“The more common birds are the winter wren, Townsend's warbler, chestnut-backed chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, gray jay, and Steller's jay.”
“Common birds include the mountain bluebird, chestnut-backed chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet, pygmy nuthatch, gray jay, Steller's jay, and Clark's nutcracker.”
“Species such as eiders, oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), common merganser (Mergus merganser), and red-breasted mergansers (M. serrator), are hunted by set seasonal open and closing dates.”
“Many bird species, including bald eagle, northern spotted owl, brown creeper, and red-breasted nuthatches are associated with white fir habitat types.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘red-breasted’.
Compound adjectives - based on the FAO ASFIS list of waterborne species.
A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
Adjectives used in actual (non-taxonomic) bird names, past and present.
Inspired by hernesheir's Greens list.
Looking for tweets for red-breasted.