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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catbird  \Cat"bird\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  American  bird  ({Galeoscoptes  Carolinensis}),  allied  to  the 
  mocking  bird,  and  like  it  capable  of  imitating  the  notes  of 
  other  birds,  but  less  perfectly.  Its  note  resembles  at  times 
  the  mewing  of  a  cat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catbird 
  n  1:  any  of  various  birds  of  the  Australian  region  whose  males 
  build  ornamented  structures  resembling  bowers  in  order 
  to  attract  females  [syn:  {bowerbird}] 
  2:  North  American  songbird  whose  call  resembles  a  cat's  mewing 
  [syn:  {gray  catbird},  {Dumetella  carolinensis}] 




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