Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the genus Seiurus, as S. nævius or S. motacilla, common in the United States, and belonging to the American warblers, or Mniotiltidæ.
  • n. Any bird of the family Pittidæ; an Old World ant-thrush. See cut under Pittidæ.
  • n. The water-ouzel, Cinclus aquaticus.
  • n. Same as water-wagtail, 1.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.