Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small plump North American birds of the genus Poecile, having predominantly gray plumage and a dark crown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name of the American black-capped titmouse, Parus atricapillus, and related species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small bird, the blackcap titmouse (Parus atricapillus), of North America; -- named from its note.

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  • noun A small passerine bird (songbird) of the genus Parus or the family Paridae.

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

  • noun any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative of its call.]

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Examples

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  • Here's a picture of one from my friend Kim---one of the best bird photographers on Flickr. I'm meeting her in Washington in April.

    January 23, 2008

  • Beautiful, SoG! A very talented friend indeed.

    You'll be visiting the States?? You'd better wear your Groucho disguise or we'll come looking for you. ;-)

    January 24, 2008

  • Gorgeous photo. Washington DC or State?

    January 24, 2008