from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several species of New World birds of the family Mimidae, especially Mimus polyglottos, a gray and white bird of the southern and eastern United States, noted for the ability to mimic the sounds of other birds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long-tailed American songbird of the Mimidae family, noted for its ability to mimic calls of other birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long-tailed gray-and-white songbird of North America (Mimus polyglottos), remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds. Its back is gray; the tail and wings are blackish, with a white patch on each wing; the outer tail feathers are partly white. Originally its range was confined mostly to the southern states, but by late 19th century it had migrated as far north as New York. The name is also applied to other members of thee same and related genera, found in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies, such as the blue mockingbird of Mexico, Melanotis caerulescens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oscine passerine bird of the subfamily Miminæ and restricted genus Mimus; a mock-bird or mocker.
- n. In Demerara, a name applied to orioles of the genus Cassicus, and especially to C. ieteronotus, which is often kept as a cage-bird on account of its pleasant note.
- n. In Australia, the lyre-bird, Menura superba: so called on account of its remarkable power of song.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
The mockingbird is a good capture , another bird with great personality.
The parrot and the mockingbird were the property of Madame Lebrun, and they had the right to make all the noise they wished.
To kill a mockingbird is a sin, Finch told his children, because it brings no harm to others.
The mockingbird is a solid, robin-sized avian with a wicked beak and admirable determination.
Even if they wanted to, getting rid of the bird isn't an option -- the mockingbird is a protective species in
Dallas police confirmed that because the mockingbird is the state bird, shooting or killing the mockingbirds is illegal.
Obrador in defending himself against Vicente Fox calling him a crook in return called Fox una chachalaca, which means what Vicente Fox says is like the racous call of the chachalaca bird, a mocking call, and called a "mockingbird" in my old neck of the woods--a dirty rascal of a bird that steals other birds's calls and mimicks them.
The "mockingbird" had announced safety loudly and cheerfully.
Mocking people helps nothing and repeating their stupidity is pure 'mockingbird' regardless of your justifications.
i shall continue to rant when i acutally remember what i wanted to rant about. and did i tell you .. im addicted to eminem's "mockingbird" haha. i know it's a damn old song. but it's cute! the chorus is anyway.