Webster 1913 Edition
wrænna, perhaps akin to
Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to
Troglodytesand numerous allied of the family
Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.
☞ Among these are several species of European warblers; as, the reed wren (see
Reed), the sedge wren (see
Sedge warbler, under
Sedge), the willow wren (see
Willow warbler, under
Willow), the golden-crested wren, and the ruby-crowned wren (see
any one of numerous South American birds of the family–
Formicaridae, allied to the ant thrushes.
a small Australian singing bird (–
Malurus cyaneus), the male of which in the breeding season is bright blue. Called also
See in the Vocabulary.–
any one of numerous species of small timaline birds belonging to–
Timalia, and several allied genera. These birds are common in Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Ground wren, under
any one of several species of small Asiatic and African singing birds belonging to
Priniaand allied genera. These birds are closely allied to the tailor birds, and build their nests in a similar manner. See also
Webster 1828 Edition