Definitions

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  • n. A small songbird, such as a nightingale or warbler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small singing bird, as the nightingale and warblers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book-name, derived from French authors, of warblers in general, as a sylvia or ficedula: especially applied to the common garden-warbler of Europe, Sylvia hortensis.

Etymologies

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French, diminutive from fauve fawn-coloured.

Examples

  • The warm air of the valley reached them where they were, laden with the perfumes of the wild-flowers of the neighboring woods; the fauvette could still be heard, and the nightingale sent forth in the darkening shade of the thickets his melodious song to the stars.

    Part II, Chapter IV of "Uranie"

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